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The Center for Biostatistics leads the Biostatistics Core Shared Resource (BCSR) of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC)

For the past 25 years, the BCSR has provided OSUCCC investigators a centralized resource with expertise in the biostatistical aspects of clinical, basic science, and population-based research.  Statistical issues are addressed at all levels of investigation: from the design of experiments to the maintenance of data quality; and from conclusions based on formal hypothesis testing to important leads discovered by data exploration. The BCSR plays an essential role in ensuring that research is based on:
  • Sound and appropriate statistical principles
  • Optimal and unambiguous study designs
  • Analyses that robustly address scientific hypotheses while providing opportunities for discovery

The goal of the BCSR is to provide OSUCCC investigators a centralized resource for biostatistical expertise.  Our primary aims are:

  • To collaborate with OSUCCC investigators in planning and designing laboratory experiments, clinical trials, and population-based studies.
  • To conduct statistical analysis of data generated by OSUCCC pilot projects, especially complex analysis and modeling needed for microarray studies and other types of high-dimensional data.
  • To identify innovative and effective statistical methods in response to specific project needs that will enhance the quality of design, interpretations, and communication of results.
  • To participate in all OSUCCC programs through administrative and research meetings to ensure that statistical issues are addressed.
  • To provide education regarding biostatistical considerations in study design and analysis in cancer research.
  • To verify and validate data quality of OSUCCC studies with the OSUCCC Clinical Trials Office, Biomedical Informatics, and the Behavioral Measurement Shared Resources.​

For more information, please contact us at biostatistics@osumc.edu​.  If you need assistance with a specific project, please use our Support Request form