Statistical Consulting Services at the University of Pittsburgh

HSLS receives several inquiries each semester related to statistics training. Although we do not have a statistician on staff, we do partner with the Department of Biostatistics to offer classes on R and programming. We also work with groups on campus that offer statistical consulting services to the Pitt health sciences community. If you are looking for consultations or training on statistical methods and study design, the following list (updated Dec. 2021)* may be useful.

Readers take note: most of these groups have a waitlist for services. Contact your chosen center early to have the best chance of meeting your deadlines!

Organization: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Core
What do they do:
Offers statistical and study design consultations, and workshop-based/one-on-one trainings.
Who can use their services:
All University of Pittsburgh researchers, including faculty, fellows, and medical students; medical residents working closely with a Pitt faculty member can receive indirect support. Junior investigators receive priority.
Is there a cost?: No cost for up to ten hours of support per project; support beyond 10 hours per project can be discussed based on availability.
Contact:
Submit a contact request through the CTSI Research Requests + Service Tracking Portal

Organization: Center for Research on Health Care Data Center
What do they do:
Both advises on and conducts statistical analyses, specifically: study design; development and calculation of sample size and power estimates; and development and execution of statistical analysis plans.
Who can use their services:
All University of Pittsburgh researchers, including faculty, staff, and trainees.
Is there a cost?:
Yes, $64/hour for MS-level biostatisticians and $153/hour for PhD-level.
Contact:
CRHC Data Center, dcenter@pitt.edu

Organization: Department of Biostatistics Consulting
What do they do:
Department of Biostatistics graduate students offer statistical advice and consulting under faculty supervision. Consultants may also perform statistical analyses, but should be offered appropriate co-authorship. They will not perform analyses for class assignments (including theses/dissertations) or power analyses for grant proposals.
Who can use their services:
All University of Pittsburgh affiliates.
Is there a cost?:
No, there is no fee for service or time/hour limits.
Contact:
Dr. Jeanine Buchanich, jeanine@pitt.edu

Organization: Department of Statistics, Statistics Consulting Center
What do they do:
Offers statistics consulting provided by department graduate students under faculty supervision. Consulting is available for research projects, theses/dissertations, and proposals.
Who can use their services:
Any University of Pittsburgh researcher, including faculty, staff, graduate students, and UPMC residents/fellows.
Is there a cost?:
No, but projects are matched with consultants based on availability and student interest, so please provide a description of the project and estimated scope when contacting the center.
Contact:
Statistics Consulting Center, statcon@pitt.edu

~Helenmary Sheridan

*For the most up-to-date information, visit the Statistical Services on Campus libguide.