Biostatistics and Data Management

Telethon Kids Institute Biometrics Team

Thanks to our partnership with the Biometrics team at Telethon Kids Institute, CAHS researchers can access biostatistics support via bookable consultation sessions and a limited amount of analysis support to researchers undertaking child health research.

The service is very flexible with consultation sessions used for anything from review of study design and/or analysis plans through to assistance with result interpretation. Analysis support can be used for anything from processing data to carrying out statistical modelling or data presentation. Consultations may also be used to review data management and data capture plans including case report form design.

Biostatistics support is available for CAHS staff undertaking research for up to 15 hours per research project or clinical trial.

We encourage engagement with a biostatistician early in the research design phase, to help with proper planning and to ensure your study design will be able to address your research question. This also helps make effective use of your allocated biostatistics support.

To ensure eligibility for this support, please complete the REDCap form found here.

As the time allocation for individual projects is limited, if the biostatistics requirements of a project are over and above the allowed allocation, researchers can contact the TKI Biometrics Team for further support, but this will be on a cost recovery (paid) basis.

To make efficient use of this limited time, please come sufficiently prepared – this includes bringing papers related to similar research or measures that you intend to use, having discussed your project at length with the rest of the research team (ensuring research objectives/questions are clear), and understanding potential study constraints (participant recruitment estimates, important deadlines/timeline considerations).

Last Updated: 19/03/2024