Within the MSSM CTSA, Conduits, the Biostatistics, Ethics and Research Design Core; or BERD provides statistical consultation. In particular, BERD's Statistical Advisory Service offers MSSM investigators up to four hours of support to address specific statistical needs in areas such as study design, sample size and power calculation, data analysis, database design, assistance with grant submissions, manuscript and abstract preparation. Center faculty and staff members provide the statistical expertise within BERD. The service is available to all Mount Sinai faculty, fellows, and residents. Requests for appointments should be made online.