Expertise in the group:
The staff in the group have a solid mathematical background to rigorously approach data-answerable research questions. The group expertise ranges from the design of the study up to the final analysis of the data by using the appropriate statistical and mathematical methodology.
It is crucial that a statistician is involved together with the PI in setting the new research plan, discussing the statistical analysis plan to be performed, and advise on sample size determination.
- Routine but also speculative research benefit from a rigorous mathematical/statistical input.
- It is definitely beneficial that PhD students have not only a clinical supervisor but also a statistical one
- Statistics lectures at PMC are beneficial, selected topics can be chosen by the researchers