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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get support from the Research Design and Statistics Core (RDSC)?
DUSON researchers (faculty, staff, students and postdocs) and DUHS Nurses (Nurses in the Hospital System are required to contact Judy Prewitt first).

What types of support can I get from RDSC?
RDSC provides statistical collaboration and consultation support.

How do I decide between collaboration and consultation?
Collaboration implies that statisticians and clients work together to make decisions regarding the design of studies, the collection and analysis of data and the presentation and dissemination of research findings. The collaboration should be mutually beneficial, such as authorship on manuscripts.

Consultation implies that statisticians provide methodological and statistical advice and guidance to clients interested in making decisions regarding the design of studies, the collection and analysis of data and the presentation and dissemination of research findings.

How do I initiate collaboration with statisticians?
Submit an online statistical collaboration request form (accessed through Research Tools on the CNR website), and then a statistician will contact you for an initial meeting.

How early should I submit a request for statistics collaboration?
We encourage researchers to request collaboration at least four months before an R-level grant submission deadline; otherwise, before they start collecting data or at least four weeks before important deadlines.

How long does it take to initiate support after submitting a collaboration request form?
After you submit the statistical collaboration request form, you will hear from us for the initial meeting within two weeks.

What types of collaboration experience do RDSC members have?
Please refer to our publications for a comprehensive collaboration history of RDSC members.

How can I get consultation support from statisticians?
Walk-in statistical consulting is offered in the Research Design and Statistics Lab (RDSL) located in Pearson 3143 on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.