Consultative and Collaborative Support Unit

The Consultative and Collaborative Support Unit of the BERD will provide collaborative support and consultative service in the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, and informatics during the planning, implementation, conduct, analysis, and reporting of clinical, translational, and community-based research studies.

Services Provided

  • Formulation of research questions that are well-defined, measurable, and answerable
  • Consultation on the design and planning of research projects
  • Development of valid and efficient research designs
  • Identification of sufficient sample sizes
  • Guidance on the selection of measurement methods and instruments
  • Development of case report forms, databases, and online data capture tools
  • Data processing and programming
  • Creation of data and safety monitoring plans
  • Troubleshooting research design and data analysis issues
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Creation of publication-quality summary tables and figures
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis


Project intake form (request for service)

Policies and procedures (pending)
Best practices/tip sheets (pending)