Biostatistics & Data Management

Policies & Procedures

Priority for the BDMC services is given to the cancer investigators with peer-reviewed funding, extramural grant submissions and pending manuscript or abstract submissions. We ask investigators new to the BDMC to contact the core director who then assigns them to a core faculty biostatistician to set up meetings to discuss their general needs and to clarify the scope of work. Investigators who already have a relationship with a BDMC member may directly contact the person about new projects. 

The BDMC provides free assistance on preliminary data analysis for grant applications, grant statistical support, investigator-initiated clinical trial design, protocol preparation and project planning. Providing a no-cost service for conceptualization of grant design and methods encourages members to consider applying for extramural grant funding and expedites the statistical planning of cancer-focused research. BDMC members on funded grants or contracts are covered by appropriate levels of percent effort on collaborative work. For some projects, investigators pay an hourly rate charge for personnel for support. This fee-for-service mechanism is used primarily for small projects. The July 2019-June 2020 rates are: 

Biostatistics and Data Management Rates

Fees IU Rate/hour Outside Rate/hour
PhD Faculty $160 $180
Project Statistician $74 $83
Data Manager $55 $63
Application Developer $55 $63
Server/Database Admin. $55 $63
PhD Student Statistician $64 $71
Data Entry $16 $19
Standard Operating Procedures:

eCRF Development

Requesting Analyses from the Biostatistics and Data Management Core

Entry of Results into