Biostatistics Analysis Center Background and Overview
The Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC) was formed as a CCEB service center in July, 1999 to provide staff level statistical and programming support primarily to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine community through the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Center (BECC). The BAC, the largest arm of the BECC, now employs 20 professionally trained staff biostatisticians, seven SAS programmers, and four additional data management and support staff.
BAC services include: 1) data analysis support, including extensive analyses of project data and production of statistical summaries, tables and graphs; 2) statistical programming using a variety of commercially certified statistical software packages such as SAS, S-Plus, R, and Stata; 3) statistical data management support of analytic activities at any stage of a research project, specifically the preparation of analysis files for statistical software packages; and 4) technical report preparation, including the summarization of results and interpretations of statistical analyses of research data. These BAC services may stand alone or compliment related services provided by biostatistics faculty. As with other service centers, the approved rates for these BAC services are adjusted each year to ensure that there is no accumulating surplus or deficit.
The BAC also supports CCEB researchers by providing formal BAC Statements of Work and budgets for inclusion in formal grant submissions.
For more information about the BAC, please contact Amy Praestgaard, Managing Director, at 215-573-4859 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Janine Pritchard, Contract Manager, at 215-573-4045 or email@example.com.
To request BAC statistical analysis, programming, or data management services, please complete the BECC Collaboration Request Form.
To request a BAC Statement of Work and Budget for inclusion in a grant submission, please complete the CCEB Grant Registration Form and indicate in the Collaborative Personnel and Resource Needs section that you require MS Biostatistician support.