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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design - Education

The CTSI-CN's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) module will also be providing presentations and videos on various statistical, study design and data management topics.

Please see additional information below:

Working with the BERD team
Included here is a presentation on how to work with your BERD statisticians. 
Understanding the differences between Phase I through IV Clinical Trials
Provided below is a link to the website of the IDeA States Pediatric Network.  After registering using the  “Non-ISPCTN Investigator Resources” button, you will have access to this set of Clinical Trial Design video presentations. 

The Joint GW-Children's National Hospital Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Tutorial Series 

October 18, 2019: Sensitivity Analyses in Observational Research, Scott Quinlan, PhD.
In this 50-minute tutorial, Dr. Quinlan presents an introduction to the uses of sensitivity analyses to evaluate the robustness of public health research findings.

June 24, 2019: Causal Inference in Rare Diseases, Design and Analysis Strategies, Rima Izam, PhD.   

March 29, 2019: The Use of Instrumental Variables in Observational Research, Scott Quinlan, PhD.
Instrumental variables represent a unique approach to address both known and unknown confounders. In this 50-minute video tutorial, Dr. Quinlan introduces the basic approach with some examples and discusses the opportunities and challenges of this method for observational research.  

October 19, 2018: ​An Introduction to the Use of Propensity Score Methods, Scott Quinlan, PhD ​
This 50-minute tutorial provides an introduction to the use of propensity scores methods including how to create, assess, use, and report on propensity scores, as well as how they can contribute to the validity of research and limitations to their appropriate use.  

March 20, 2018: ​An Introduction to the Challenges and Opportunities of Studying Drug and Vaccine Safety in the Real World, Scott Quinlan, PhD ​
This 50-minute video tutorial provides an introductory review of how drug and vaccine safety issues are identified and studied after FDA approval and initial market entry. The intended audience includes students and researchers with a knowledge of basic statistical methods who are interested in learning more about this growing area of drug and vaccine safety research.  


Who can use this resource?

All Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University research faculty and staff can utilize the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module services.

How much does access to this resource cost?

Usage of the services offered by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module is offered at a reasonable cost.

To learn more about specific service options, please visit: BERD Service Options

As part of our BERD funded efforts, all requestors can be provided with up to four hours of free support. Additional free support can be provided on a case-by-case basis especially for proposal development or for K-awardees. See the DBSM home page for additional pricing options.

How do I access this resource?

To request Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design module services, please arrange for a consultation meeting via the SPARC Request portal.

Who should I contact for more information?

For more information, please also visit the CTSI-CN Faculty and Staff Directory and select the "Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design" service area to find the person(s) responsible for this resource.

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