BERD Collaborations & Services

For Investigators For Clinical Research Scholars For CTSA Pilot Grant Recipients

The BERD Program has numerous types of ongoing collaborations.

Examples include:

  • Collaborating with early career researchers with little experience and few resources.
  • Investigators who are planning pilot projects in uncharted areas and who need to overcome the obstacles inherent in translational research.
  • Researchers whose work requires multidisciplinary development and integration of novel research and analytical methods.
  • Investigators who are planning for extramural grant applications.

For Investigators

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The BERD Program provides researchers with high quality advice on research ethics, study design (including sample size estimations and power calculations), and apply state-of-the-art analytic methods to maximize interpretability, reliability and generalizability of data generated by our clinical and translational research projects. It also provides critical methodologies guidance and expertise to clinical and translational investigators at all phases of their research projects, regardless of their level of training.

The BERD Program faculty and staff possess expertise in biostatistics, study design, research ethics. The BERD faculty members have a successful track record for assisting investigators with grant applications, including Center Grants and Program Project Grants.

The BERD Program provides service free-of-charge for grant applications.

Investigators with grant support compensate the BERD either through provision of FTE support for faculty and staff statisticians on their grants or through our fee-for-service schedule at a rate of $120/hour for Ph.D. statistical consultation or $90/hour for Masters statistical consultation. The first one-hour consultation is free-of-charge.

For Clinical Research Scholars

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Support is ongoing and provided free-of-charge for a variety of purposes including design and conduct of independent research projects, pilot awards, and extramural funding. The duration of free support is limited to a total of 4 years from the date of entry into the Clinical Scholars Program or until the Scholar is promoted to Associate Professor (whichever occurs first).

The support is ongoing and provided free of charge for a variety purposes including design and conduct of independent research projects, pilot awards and extramural funding.

The duration of free of charge support is limited to a total of 4 years from the date of entry into the Clinical Scholars Program or until the Scholar is promoted to Associate Professor (whichever occurs first).

For CTSA Pilot Grant Recipients

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The BERD program provides support on the research design and statistical analysis plans for pilot studies. The Department of Clinical Sciences provides statistical and databases design/support through its Division of Biostatistics for the CTSA-funded pilot award studies.

Statistical support and database/support fees are:

$1,000 for minimal support (~20 hours)
$3,000 for mid-level support (20-50 hours)
$5,000 for in-depth support (>50 hours)