Director: Laurel Beckett, Ph.D.

Video: Learn more about the expertise and resources offered to support Cancer Center researchers
from Dr. Laurel Beckett, director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource.

The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) is a core group of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing biostatistical support for the clinical, population, and basic science research efforts.

The purpose of the Biostatistics Shared Resource is to provide Cancer Center investigators with design support for conceptualizing and planning new studies and with analytic support for pilot projects and other internally funded research at the cancer center.

Statistical services of the BSR for research design and planning are available to members of the cancer center without charge, subject to availability and adequate advance notice. Statistical input is mandatory for recipients of pilot and IRG awards. Analysis support is provided without charge for recipients of IRG and pilot awards; in the event that a developmental study requires a very large analysis commitment, such as for secondary analysis of a national or state database, BSR faculty help the applicant to plan an appropriate budget. The BSR also provides support without charge for analysis of pilot data, calculation of sample sizes and power, and other small projects that are prerequisites for planning new research projects. Priorities for without-charge support are determined in consultation with the CCSG leadership at weekly Senior Management meetings.


This resource is funded by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI P30CA093373). Publications that have utilized facility resources, services or scientific data generated by the resource should acknowledge the resource or the assistance provided by resource staff and cite the NCI CCSG grant. An electronic copy of the publication should also be sent to the resource directors.

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