Institute for Health Care Delivery Science

TCI Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility

Our biostatisticians play a key role in multidisciplinary cancer research in a variety of ways, including designing studies to address pertinent hypotheses; guiding the creation of appropriate databases; ensuring the feasibility of the planned analyses; analyzing study data; providing proper interpretation of results; and developing novel design and analytic methods.

Given the diversity of scientific expertise and research within the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI), the Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility (BSRF) provides support to a substantial number of projects, encompassing a broad research spectrum. With this in mind, our principal objective at BSRF is to provide biostatisticians with expertise in diverse types of cancer as well as a comprehensive coverage of statistical methodologies. Specifically, the four aims of BSRF are to:

  • Establish a scientific and administrative structure that supports investigators from a broad background and creates a collegial environment
  • Provide high-quality consultation in research design and biostatistical analysis
  • Train laboratory and clinical investigators in the quantitative aspects of research
  • Support methodological research for development of innovative research design and implementation of newly published analytic methods

The BSRF is available to any cancer investigator in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, whether you are a basic scientist, clinician, epidemiologist, psychologist, behavioral scientist, or other type of researcher. As an investigator you are able to access the facility via online requests for new projects through the facility website or by contacting the members directly for work on ongoing investigations.

The shared resource director will respond to online requests for statistical supports using the priority formulation of:

  • P1A. Planning of Investigator-Initiated clinical studies
  • P1B. Preparation of NCI/NIH grant submission
  • P1C. Analysis of NCI/NIH funded projects (presentation to scientific meetings and manuscript submission are given higher prioritization)
  • P2A. Preparation of grant submission to non-NIH agencies
  • P2B. Analysis for projects funded by non-NIH agencies (presentation to scientific meetings and manuscript submission are given higher prioritization
  • P3. All others (unfunded exploratory or training related work)

To request services please fill out a request form

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for statistical service timelines