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Research and Design Clinics, and Analytics Clinics

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Recognizing that budget constraints can inhibit investigators from turning to statistical scientists for assistance, the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) offers free office hours, weekly research and design clinics and analytic clinics to meet the needs of researchers at the schools of medical and public health. Click here to schedule office hours or use our YCAS Intake Form to request a research and design clinic or analytic clinic.

Research and Design Clinics (RDCs)

For: Investigators at all levels of experience at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Students and post-doctoral investigators should be accompanied by a research mentor.

Purpose: To provide consultation on crafting study aims, developing study methods, and creating analysis plans. The RDCs can also serve as a springboard to collaborating on grant writing, and to conducting analyses and preparing manuscripts on funded studies.

Times and Location: Tuesdays, 1-2; Wednesdays 12-1; 300 George St., Suite 555.

Format: Investigators will meet with a team of YCAS biostatisticians and epidemiologists. Investigators will provide a brief (5 minute) summary of the project’s status, followed by informal discussion, guided by the investigator’s questions and issues.

Prior to the RDC: Please provide YCAS with a one-page summary of the study and questions to be addressed.

Cost: free.

To schedule: Fill out our YCAS Intake Form.

If you wish to involve YCAS in the grant submission process, please allow a reasonable amount of time for us to complete power calculations and prepare the analysis plan.

Free Analytics Clinics

Do you have data but you're not sure how to analyze it? Have you performed a data analysis but you'd like to talk to a statistician about the results? The Data Analytics Clinics have a statistician perform an exploratory data analysis on a de-identified data set provided by a researcher. [Please do not send data with patient identifiers, e.g., name, SSN, etc.] Emphasis is placed on the statistician and researcher collaborating to provide and initial understanding of the data. By the end of each clinic the researcher should walk away with an understanding of the structure of the data through visualizations and statistical models. All code created during the session is provided to the researcher at the end of the clinic.

Analytics Clinics are scheduled Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m by appointment only and last about 1 to 1½ hours.Please fill out our YCAS Intake Form to schedule your Analytics Clinic.