American Family Children's Hospital


Consulting on the planning and experimental design of studies

  • Advice on appropriate experimental design
  • Problem definition and statistical methodology
  • Definition of study endpoints
  • Sample size requirements
  • Definition of data items required
  • Determination of randomization and stratification

      If necessary and for clinical and population-based studies:

  • Selection of study subjects and appropriate control groups
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Availability of data from related studies
  • Design of case report forms

Assisting in the conduct of studies

  • Monitoring of studies
  • Data management or electronic transfer of data from other related studies
  • Development of systems for quality control, progress reports, and presentation of interim analyses

Analyzing completed studies

  • Determination of appropriate statistical methodology
  • Production of final study reports including graphs and tables or other summaries suitable for presentation and publication
  • Interpretation of statistical results, appropriate documentation and relevant literature