Biostatistical advice and help with statistical data analysis

What services do you offer?

We provide biostatistical advice in connection with (smaller) clinical experiments.

BIAS does not assist with larger register based studies where obtaining permissions, merging registers, and more epidemiological methods play a significant role.

Choose between 3 categories of service:

  1. One or two shorter meetings in connection with the startup of a PhD-project or before own statistical analysis of data collected in connection with such a project.
    Total time: 2-3 hours.
  2. An initial meeting, statistical analysis of a small part of the data to provide inspiration for own data analysis, and a follow-up meeting.
    Total time: 10-15 hours.
  3. Frequent meetings, statistical analysis of data from one project, and potentially acquiring new skills to be able to perform these analyses.
    Total time: 15 hours - 3 months.

Who can use this service?

All researchers affiliated with the five departments under the Faculty of Health. 

Price

BIAS operates on a user payment basis. Short or shorter involvement of BIAS is relatively more costly than a longer engagement. The current rates are as follows:

  • 0-15 hours:
    • 1076 DKK / hour when paid from funds administered by Aarhus University
    • 1237 DKK / hour when paid from funds not administered by Aarhus University
  • >15 hours: Contact BIAS for a quote

As of November 17th 2015 the Department of Clinical Medicine and also the Department of Public Health, as of October 1st 2022, will cover the first two hours of consultancy for employees affiliated with the respective departments.

Booking

Write a short description of the project and the kind of biostatistical help that you require.

Send this along with you name and affiliation to:

bias@au.dk

Sometimes it is hard to know how much help is needed from a biostatistician in connection with a given project. This can typically be established at the initial meeting, but it is always possible to extend the advisory service later in the process.

It is the aim of BIAS to schedule the initial meeting to within two weeks of the first contact.

Location

The facility is housed by the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University.

Consultancy given by appointment in:

Bartholins Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus
Building 1261 (enter 1260),
2nd floor (Section for Biostatistics),
Room 211.

Publications and acknowledgements

Co-authorship

The fact that money changed hands in connection with the biostatistical consultancy is immaterial when it comes to the question of whether or not the biostatistician should be included in the list of authors of a resulting paper.

This question should be answered based solely on the nature of the contribution from the biostatistician according to what is popularly referred to as The Vancouver Protocol, see for instance:

About us

The BIAS Core Facility was founded in January 2015 to provide biostatistical advice in connection with clinical experiments for all researchers at the Faculty of Health.

Staff

Reports and minutes

Below is a collection of reports from BIAS along with minutes from meetings of the steering committee. Currently, these are only available in Danish.

Yearly reports

Contact

Please email us at:

bias@au.dk 

Our users say:

"BIAS has been very open and accommodating to my questions and need for help. I received prompt responses as well as scheduled meetings depending on my needs."

- Christian Lindholst, Head of Department, Department of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University

"BIAS has helped us with transfers from Excel to STATA as well as statistical calculations. This has meant that we could arrive at meaningful results based on our data."

- Sune Straszek, Senior physician, Ph.D, Department for depression and anxiety, Aarhus University Hospital