Department of Biostatistics & Data Science Skip Menu Department Home About Us Our Goal Faculty Directory Office of Biostatistics Our Rates Texas Regional CTSA Consortium Quantitative Seminar Secondary Data Analysis Seminar Series Data Management and Analysis Core Home Aims Current Data Teams Pilot Projects CERIT Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Workshop Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science Home About Program Requirements and Support What will I learn? Research Projects SIBDS Faculty Application FAQs 700 Harborside DriveEwing Hall, 1.134Galveston, Texas 77555-1148 Phone: (409) 772-6355Fax: (409) 772-9127Email: email@example.com Office Hours:Mondays-Thursdays8am - 5pmFridays, 8am - 12pm Services | Personnel Office of Biostatistics Services Expand All Collapse All Design Support Includes producing power calculations, determining sample size, designing studies that minimize the effects of measurement and experimental error, and identifying appropriate methods for data collection, summary and analysis. Adaptation and Development Includes quantitative research that will produce improved methods and procedures to collect, manage, analyze and interpret biomedical data. This usually occurs during a long-term collaboration between a UTMB researcher and a member of the Office of Biostatistics. Software Support The OBIOS provides support for the computer package SAS® and GraphPad Prism. Both are statistical software with extensive data management capabilities. The OBIOS also maintains and supports ArcGIS, a mapping and spatial analysis program; and TreeAge, a visual modeling tool for building and analyzing decision trees for cost-effectiveness analyses. Database Design Includes developing project specific systems for data acquisition, scheduling, and modification. Data management includes maintaining data bases and preparing databases for analysis. Data analysis includes identifying and applying appropriate numerical procedures to allow valid statistical inferences. Special Services Are available to assist with the conceptualization, formulation, design, use and codification of these data gathering tools. Pilot testing, training, operational evaluation and analytic support can be obtained on a project specific basis. Clinformatics DataMart The OBIOS maintains an insurance claims data base, Clinformatics DataMart, which contains the medical and pharmacy claims for more than 56 million enrollees, for academic training and research purposes. This database offers numerous opportunities for researchers who are interested in population studies. However, this type of database may require experienced programming, study design and analytic support. Contact Dr. Baillargeon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.