Contact the CCORDA when you need expertise in study design including sample size calculations, epidemiology, database design and management, statistical analysis, health services research and administration, health promotion, social and behavioral health sciences, and interpretation and presentation of research results. The expertise and knowledge of the CCORDA members can complement your area of expertise and enhance the quality, integrity and validity of your study or project.
When requesting services, it is important to allow sufficient time for CCORDA members to complete high quality work.
- For abstracts or presentations, please allow a minimum of two weeks (for descriptive analyses) or four weeks (for more complex analyses) notice before the abstract deadline or presentation date, provided that a clean dataset is presented to the CCORDA member.
- For manuscripts, enough time should be allocated so that the CCORDA member can review and approve the paper to ensure appropriate analytical methods and results interpretation are utilized and presented in the manuscript.
- For IDeA-CTR scholar or pilot grant applications, 2-4 weeks prior to internal deadlines is strongly recommended.
- For grant preparation, 6 to 8 weeks prior to internal deadlines is strongly recommended. More time is advised if the grant proposal includes more complex or uncommon study designs. Exceptions exist for cases involving resubmissions, renewals, or submissions of proposals that are substantially similar to previous grants in which the biostatisticians fully participated. CCORDA member approval of the final grant document must be secured prior to submission.