Overview

The Biostatistics Core provides assistance with analytics and statistical methodology for the design and preparation of studies, grant proposals, and manuscripts. Two PhD biostatisticians and several masters level biostatisticians are available to consult and provide expertise to meet pediatric researchers’ data management and statistical analysis needs. (Please note that data entry assistance is not provided via this core.)

To access, please complete the Biostatistics Request Form.

When should the core be contacted? Adequate lead-time must be allotted for receiving statistical assistance with your research abstracts, manuscripts and grant proposals. In general, the earlier you are in your study planning and execution, the more useful the input and expertise. If you are targeting a specific deadline, we suggest these lead times for contacting the core:

  • Scientific Abstracts – at least 1 month
  • Manuscript Preparation – at least 1 month
  • Intramural Grant Applications – at least 6 weeks
  • Extramural Grant Applications – at least 2 months

The Pediatric Biostatistical Core assists investigators in designing statistically sound research projects and provides the analytical expertise required to properly analyze the results tied to clinical, translational and basic science research projects. The Biostatistical Core provides expertise in statistical methodology and analytic help in study design and data analysis geared towards grant applications and manuscript preparation. The staff also routinely partner with investigators on implementing and analyzing the results from their funded studies. The Core’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, database design and creation, use of modern statistical methods to handle missing data and facilitating the creation and implementation of appropriate data management and data sharing plans.

The Core is staffed full time by two PhD-level senior biostatisticians and several masters level bioistatisticians who are also available to assist in the design of research-related databases. The Core maintains a strong tie to the Biostatistics Dept in the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health which provides the means for pediatric investigators to access appropriate and specialized statistical personnel to meet all levels of research design and analysis needs.

The Biostatistics Core provides assistance with analytics and statistical methodology for research study design, research related grant proposals, and for reporting research findings in scholarly journals. The core's highest priorities are grant submissions for extramural funds, as well as seed grant/intramural applications and manuscripts geared towards building researchers' CVs. Research projects not directly related to efforts towards acquiring research grant funding will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.   Please allow adequate lead-time when contacting the core for assistance.  Project types are listed below in order of priority.

  • Analysis for NIH grant submissions (contact core at least 2 months in advance of deadline)
  • Analysis for other types of research grant applications (contact core at least 6 weeks-2 months in advance of deadline)
  • Analysis for publications related to future grant applications(contact core at least 1 month in advance of deadline)
  • Analysis for research publications (contact core at least 1 month in advance of deadline)
  • Analysis for research abstracts/posters for scientific meetings (contact core at least 1 month in advance of deadline)

The Biostatistics Core is generously supported by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University. When presenting or publishing work completed using the core, please include "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Pediatric Biostatistics Core" in the acknowledgments.

To determine if you should use "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta" in your author affiliations, please see guidelines here.

Learn more about all bistatistical resources at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for researchers in child health-related topics with this flyer.