CTU Bern

Statistical and Methodological Consulting Including Support for Grant Submissions

Experienced statisticians provide consulting for clinical researchers, who seek support in the planning phase of a clinical study project or have specific questions regarding statistical analysis.

Basic Consulting

We offer consulting meetings on any methodological or statistical topic (e.g. study design, approach to sample size calculation, approach to statistical analysis, data sharing), or a possible collaboration. The CTU statistician will discuss the project and possible approaches with you, and will give specific advice, however, we cannot provide any formal calculation, analysis, or statistical writing within the scope of this service.

Please subscribe to the service using one of the following options and indicate the purpose of the consulting (study design, statistical analysis, or other request):

- Sprechstunde on Tuesday (4 to 6 pm) and Friday (12 to 2 pm)
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Support for Study Protocol Development

We offer statistical support for protocol development if you plan a research project and would like to collaborate with CTU Bern during the conduct and analysis of the study. An experienced statistician will discuss the project with you and give advice on the study design, sample size calculation, and statistical methods. Within the scope of this service, the statistician can perform a standard sample size calculation and help with writing the statistical section of the protocol. Support is free of charge, as long as methods are not too elaborate and complex. Please apply for this service at least one month before you plan to submit the study protocol to the ethics committee, and provide a study proposal or outline.

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Support for Grant Application

We offer statistical support for grant applications if you plan a research project and would like to collaborate with CTU Bern during the conduct and analysis of the study. An experienced statistician will discuss the project with you and give advice on the study design, sample size calculation, and statistical methods. Within the scope of this service, we can support you with sample size calculation, writing sections of the grant proposal, and budgeting. Support is free of charge.

Please apply for this service considering the following timelines, and provide a study proposal or outline.

- SNSF IICT programme: 1 May (one month before submission deadline for letter of intent)
- Other SNSF or EU grants: 2 months before grant submission deadline
- Other grants: 1 month before grant submission deadline

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