Biostatistics at the CVC is a collective of applied biostatisticians with diverse training, experience, and practice. We collaborate with local, national, and international investigative teams by advising and applying statistical reasoning and methods to the wide range of research interests in cardiovascular and maternal-child health. Our team contributes to the quantitative aspects of research through study design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of findings and studies. Our biostatisticians are experienced in working with a wide variety of data sources, both primary and secondary. They are closely involved in generating academic works, such as abstracts and presentations for scientific meetings, and manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals.
Our biostatisticians are contributing to the leading edge of new methodologies and providing guidance on these evolving applications in health research. We collaborate and network with others in the field at the local level through the Biomedical Analytics Studio and Methods (BALSAM) Network, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU), and Women’s and Children Health Research Institute (WCHRI), and at national/international levels through multiple statistical working groups in national grant teams and multi-centre clinical trials. Our biostatisticians also provide guidance and mentorship to students, residents, and junior clinical researchers.
- Design of primary and secondary studies and research protocols
- Development of statistical analysis plans and database specifications
- Data management, including data transfer, merging, reconciliation, and validation of analysis databases
- Programming expertise in SAS and R
- Generation of statistical tables, figures, and listings and interpretation of findings
- Consultation and execution of advanced statistical methods
- Development and application of novel statistical methods