Biostatistical Support

The Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC) provides statistical and data management support, from study design to final analysis and publication of results.

The Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) Biostat Core is integrated into BDAC, and the two domains work together as an integrated team. 

BDAC support and collaboration

Consult with an expert

To schedule a consultation with one of our statisticians, contact:

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
[email protected]
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Office hours

Office hours are currently being held virtually. To access, contact the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC):

[email protected]

Tuesdays: 1pm-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-12pm

For MCC members

Mondays: 4pm-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-11am

Funding BDAC support and collaboration

There are three methods available for funding BDAC support:

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Personnel are written into a grant

Projects may be funded by writing personnel from BDAC or the MCC Biostat Core into a grant for reasonable levels of support. 

When BDAC personnel are written into a grant for salary support, the Principal Investigator must include CTSI representatives as approvers on the Proposal Routing Forms (PRFs). The PRF routing chain should include John Connett ([email protected], BDAC director), Tucker LeBien ([email protected], AHC Associate Vice President for Research), and Pat Mann (CTSI Finance Manager). Additionally, when the assigned statistician is also a faculty member in the School of Public Health (Kyle Rudser, David Vock or Weihua Guan), please contact Linda Zenner at [email protected] for information about the PRF routing chain.

For the MCC Biostat Core, the PRF routing chain for staff includes Doug Yee at [email protected] and Andrea Johnson at [email protected]. When the assigned statistician is also a faculty member, please contact Linda Zenner at [email protected] in addition to Dr. Yee and Andrea Johnson.

Departmental funding

Another method is for departments to provide funding for ongoing statistical support of projects.

Current departments with funding for BDAC support include: Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Department of Radiology, Department of Otolaryngology, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, Department of Dermatology, the Department of Surgery - Transplantation Division, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Department, and the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences.

Current departments with funding for the MCC Biostat Core include: Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Gynecologic Oncology.

Hourly rates

Hourly rates are billed monthly for projects without grant funding or for grants that do not include support for BDAC personnel. For non-U of M clients, rates are negotiated separately.

Current Internal Rates
Research Assistant, $62.00
Statistician/Programmer, $103.00
Faculty, $125.00

Current External Rates
Research Assistant, NA
Statistician/Programmer, $200.00
Faculty, $200.00

Current Community Partner Rates
Research Assistant, $78.00
Statistician/Programmer, $130.00
Faculty, $156.00 

CTSI financial policies