The CTSI-CN's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) module provides funds to support statistical consultation, analysis, and proposal development. The CTSI-CN Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) module includes the Children's National Hospital Division of Biostatistics and Study Methodology (DBSM) and George Washington University Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service (BECS). The team of faculty and staff also support the education component of BERD through courses, seminars and online presentations. The Co-Directors of BERD are James Bost, PhD, Division Chief of DBSM, and Sam Simmens, PhD, Director of BECS.
To learn more about specific service options please visit the following:
Please Note: All requests for services need to be submitted through the SPARC request portal. The link is provided below and details on how to submit a request can be found on the DBSM website.
Who can use this resource?
All Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University research faculty and staff can utilize the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module services.
How much does access to this resource cost?
Usage of the services offered by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module is offered at reasonable cost.
To learn more about specific service options, please visit: BERD Service Options
As part of our BERD funded efforts, all requestors can be provided with up to four hours of free support. Additional free support can be provided on a case-by-case basis especially for proposal development or for K-awardees. See the DBSM home page for additional pricing options.
How do I access this resource?
To request Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module services, please arrange for a consultation meeting via the SPARC Request portal. Instructions are provided here: SPARC Request Instructions for BERD.docx
Who should I contact for more information?
For more information, please also visit the CTSI-CN Faculty and Staff Directory and select the "Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design" service area to find the person(s) responsible for this resource.