Welcome to Biostats.consult@GU, home of consulting services provided by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics faculty members via Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource. Our statistical and bioinformatics consulting and collaboration cover a broad range of study design, statistical analysis and data science issues including experimental design for preclinical investigations, clinical trials, population studies, and Big Data analytics (e.g., predictive and risk modeling, and statistical analysis of next generation sequence data and omics data). We are also actively involved in statistical and bioinformatics methods research and development projects, and can collaborate with you in writing and implementing competitive project proposals involving methodological and software development. We operate under both collaborative and fee-for-service models, and are happy to work with investigators to find a solution that fits their needs and budget.
Our primary consulting objectives are as follows:
- To collaborate with principal investigators and other clients on the biostatistical, bioinformatical, and biomathematical aspects of basic science, clinical, and population science research projects, especially those likely to lead to research grant support;
- To participate effectively in clinical trials by providing biostatistical, bioinformatical, and biomathematical input to the planning of all Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinical trials, by active membership on the Clinical Research Committee and providing biostatistical reviews of proposed protocols, and by the monitoring of all LCCC trials through the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee and the Protocol Review and Monitoring System;
- To educate evidence-based research investigators, staff and students in biostatisticsal, bioinformatical, and biomathematical methodology for the planning, carrying out, analysis and interpretation of cancer research studies and other medical, population-based and statistical research; and
- To research biostatistical, bioinformatical, and biomathematical methodology on problems arising in collaborations with investigators on a wide variety of research projects.
By utilizing our data science and analytic expertise, we are actively involved in cutting edge work in many areas of biomedical sciences such as cancer research, neurological disorders, epidemiological studies, and many more. We collaborate with principal investigators of all four LCCC Research Programs; are closely involved in the work of many GUMC departments and programs; are members of research teams in other national institutions and non–profit research organizations. As a result, we are supported as co-investigators on numerous grants and contracts, are co-authors on a number of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations as well as books and book chapters. We also are proud to share our knowledge and skills with GUMC community via teaching a number of service courses and graduate level courses.
In our consulting work, statistical issues are considered at all levels of investigation from the design to the conduct of experiments, maintenance of data quality, and the analysis and interpretation of results. For example, prior to experiments, we will meet with you to discuss the types of analysis and support that our statistical and bioinformatics expertise can provide to help you design experiments. We can help with grant proposals to incorporate statistical and computational biology methods or techniques to analyze your experiment data in your research plan. We will also prepare letters of support for your proposal. Or we can help you construct and maintain a database as well as develop tools for data analysis and annotation.
Bottom line is: We are able to meet your consulting needs, be it a short to medium term project such as help with an abstract or a manuscript, or a long term engagement such as a grant application. Our consulting services are available to both Georgetown University community and researchers not affiliated with Georgetown.
Here's what you should do:
Visit our Research page to learn more about how we can assist you. You will be able to browse the list of expertise we possess, with links to individual faculty members pages with their publications, CV, etc.
Fill out the Project Request Form. (Be as inclusive as possible and note that many fields in the form are required.)
Complimentary Consultations for Georgetown University (By appointment only)
This service is provided to the members of GU community by appointment only, every Monday 1-2pm. The service is limited to one per person/group per semester. Please note that any work beyond one hour will be for a fee. All fees are hourly, based on the Georgetown University chart. Request appointments in advance as space feels up quickly.
To make an appointment for the complementary consultation, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following should be included in your email:
- Your name and contact information (email, phone number)
- A working title and a brief (e.g. one paragraph) description of the question
- Type of assistance requested
- Stage of the project (planning, design, data collection, etc.)
- Supporting data, if available (spreadsheets, manuscript draft, etc)
If immediate assistance is required and there is no immediate opening for a complimentary consultation, the consultation will be charged the hourly fee. In all cases when payment is expected, please fill out the Project Request form. (Be as inclusive as possible and note that many fields in the form are required.)
Please note that should you need to cancel this appointment, we require at least two business days notice sent to email@example.com. Otherwise, a $40.00 no-show fee will be charged and sent to you via an invoice.
Non-Georgetown Professional Consultations
Professional consultations are offered to any person or company outside of the GU community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, and your consulting question. Someone will connect you with a consultant.
All fees are hourly, based on the Non-Georgetown University chart.