Services

The BERD offers statistical and bioinformatic services to researchers in the Buffalo Translational Consortium.

Policies

Billing

  • Grant development: The development of biostatistical and bioinformatic materials is typically provided free of charge for grant applications that appropriately budget for BERD faculty/staff support.
    • Note: the grant development queue can become congested prior to major deadlines. If a request for support is submitted too close to a deadline, BERD personnel may not be available to provide assistance.
  • Data Analyses: Typically, 10 hours of initial support for standard data analysis projects are provided free of charge.
    • Projects requiring more than 10 hours of support will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
    • The 10 hours of initial BERD support will include up to 2 hours of initial Bioinformatics support. Additional Bioinformatic support is available under the terms of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Bioinformatics Resource at RPCI

Publications

  • Authorship: If BERD generated materials (e.g., analysis plans, analysis results, figures, tables, etc.) are included in a manuscript, then at least one member of the BERD should be included in the manuscript author list.
  • Grant Acknowledgement: Manuscripts which make use of BERD services, should acknowledge the following grant award: NIH 1UL1TR001412-01 Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center .

Services include:

  • Design of experimental and observational studies
    • Areas of Strength Include: clinical trials, case-control designs, cohort studies, "early phase" (i.e., T0 and T1) array and next generation sequencing based studies, studies involving nascent biotechnologies, identifying cost effective designs.
  • Biostatistical and Bioinformatic data analyses
    • Areas of Strength Include: standard biostatistical consulting, longitudinal analyses, data visualization, analysis of high-throughput data, analysis of publicly available data-sets, analysis of population health data, data visualization.
  • Development of novel Biostatistical and Bioinformatic methods: Novel experimental and observational study designs/technologies may require the development of novel data analytic methods. The BERD is capable of supporting projects that require such innovation.