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A Health Sciences Research Institute Core


Who We Can Help

The Biostatistics and Data Support (BDS) Center is a shared resource supporting consultation on statistics and data related to basic, clinical, and translational research. This resource is available to:

  • Faculty members in any School at UC Merced
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in participating departments at UC Merced
  • Staff members in Public Health Departments within the San Joaquin Valley and nearby Sierra Nevada counties
  • Physicians, medical residents, and researchers at healthcare provider organizations (e.g., hospitals, clinics) in the San Joaquin Valley and nearby Sierra Nevada counties
  • Staff members at other nonprofit, educational, or government organizations in the region


How We Can Help

The BDS Core’s mission is to assist you by:

  • Ensuring experimental designs, study monitoring, and data analyses take advantage of robust, efficient methods that reflect best practices in statistics
  • Supporting the development of peer-reviewed grant proposals
  • Assisting with analysis plans for pilot and small-scale studies
  • Facilitating access to and analysis of secondary datasets
  • Facilitating survey research of health care providers and residents in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada communities
  • Coordinating and providing statistics- and data-based training programs and workshops
  • Consulting on project-based statistical analyses and data management


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