Study Design & Biostatistics Center (SDBC)

We are a team of over 40 biostatisticians, epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, health economists, psychometricians, and survey design researchers with a mission to advance high quality research at the University of Utah and affiliated institutions. Click here to learn more.

The following navigation bar describes a typical research process for collaborating with SDBC members on a manuscript. If you are looking for assistance with a grant proposal, you may benefit from reading the Get Started, Request Collaboration, and the grant preparation pages.

Research Process Overview

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Get Started

  • Literature review
  • Develop research question(s)
  • Identify potential variables
  • Review study design guidelines
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Request Form


  • Our request form is short but vital to us!
  • We use it to determine the best research team
  • And to track progress and results
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Stat Analysis Plan

Statistical Plan

  • A statistical plan helps focus the research objectives
  • We use it to facilitate communication among the research team
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  • Best practices for data collection
  • How to format data for analysis
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  • We help with all methodological aspects of manuscripts: tables, figures, methods, results, and discussion
  • Please send us the final draft for review prior to submission
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Take a few minutes to fill out our Request for Collaboration form.

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Please use the following text to acknowledge the CCTS Study Design and Biostatistics Center:

"This investigation was supported by the University of Utah Study Design and Biostatistics Center, with funding in part from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant 5UL1TR001067-02 (formerly 8UL1TR000105 and UL1RR025764)."