Biostatistics Services Available

 
The appropriate application of statistics for experimental design and data analysis is critically important in biomedical research, and funding agencies and journals are paying increasing attention to the Rigor & Reproducibility of data. It is therefore important that investigators can access expert support for biostats.

Biostatistics Resources for College of Medicine Investigators

  • Statistical Consulting Center: Statistics support is available on a fee-for-service basis from the Statistical Consulting Center in the College of Arts of Sciences, directed by Dr. Madhuri Mulekar, the Chair of the Dept. of Math and Statistics. The initial consultation is free of charge and thereafter, it is $85/hour. The contact email is stat.consulting@southalabama.edu or you may wish to contact Dr. Mulekar directly at mmulekar@southalabama.edu.
     
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science: Support is also available to USA investigators through the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) unit at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science
    (CCTS), based at UAB. The contact email is ccts@uab.edu.
     
  • Dr. Jonathan Scammell, Chair, Comparative Medicine, Professor of Comparative Medicine and Pharmacology: Resident expert in biostats, Dr. Jonathan Scammell, kindly makes himself available to investigators for advice and guidance (jscammell@southalabama.edu).

  • GraphPad Prism: One of the major software packages for data analysis, GraphPad Prism, is available through the College of Medicine. A fixed number are purchased annually by the College and these are allocated to investigators on a first come-first served. Effective July 1, 2022, the annual cost for a license is $63To obtain a license, make a request via the Computer Center Service Request System. Please provide the name of the employee requesting the download, their email address, and the FOAPAL to charge against. The employee will then receive an email from GraphPad with a link to download the software onto their computer. Keep in mind that multiple downloads under the same email address will result in multiple charges. Any questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Tony Lamm (tonylamm@southalabama.edu).