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General Information on Statistical Consulting

The Statistical Consulting Unit offers statistical advice as a service to the staff of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg, for the preclinical institutes of the Medical Faculty as well as the associated Academic Teaching Hospitals, and for doctoral students of the Medical Faculty Freiburg.

  • Necessary requirement for a consultation is to fill out and submit the Online Application form.
  • Consultancy should be sought already during the planning phase of the scientific research to help avoid structural and methodological mistakes that might lead to results that do not allow any scientifically valid conclusions.
  • If the research is for a doctoral thesis, its description has to be discussed with the mentor.
    • In case of multiple coherent doctoral theses, the mentor should participate in one of the initial consultations to discuss the entire scope of the planned research.
  • The scientists of the Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics provide methodological and statistical advice during all phases of research including planning, conduct, analysis and interpretation. The statistical analysis itself is usually not conducted by the responsible consultant.
    • In case the statistical analysis in a specific project may be carried out by a scientist of the Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, the data has to be provided in a form which can be directly read and edited by the Institute's statistics software.
  • The consultation, including the use of the computing infrastructure, is free of charge for purely scientific research.
  • In case the Institute contributes substantially to the research and where the cooperation results in a publication, the consulting scientist should be included as a co-author, and the manuscript has to be submitted to the consultant prior to its submission to a journal and publication.
  • Persons seeking statistical consulting should have a basic knowledge in medical statistics, such as it is taught in QB1 Epidemiology, Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics. Recommended reading: Schumacher M, Schulgen G: Methodik klinischer Studien. Methodische Grundlagen der Planung, Durchführung und Auswertung., New York - Heidelberg: Springer, 3. Auflage , 2008: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85136-3

Dr. Erika Graf, trials in men

Dr. Clemens Kreutz, animal testing

Consulting ZMK

Kirstin Vach, dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine





For further information, please contact Dipl.-Päd. Regina Gsellinger