LISA is the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA). LISA is a statistical collaboration laboratory with a goal to increase the quantity and quality of statistics and data science applied to advance high-impact research at CU Boulder and expert decision making in the community.

LISA’s mission is to:

  1. Train statisticians and data scientists to become interdisciplinary collaborators
  2. Provide research infrastructure to enable and accelerate quantitative research around the campus community
  3. Engage with the community to improve statistical skills and literacy.

LISA trains statisticians and data scientists to communicate and collaborate with researchers to solve research problems and work with businesses and government agencies to make data-driven decisions. LISA statistical collaborators can help design experiments, studies, and surveys; collect, analyze, and plot data; run statistical software; interpret results; and develop strategies to communicate statistical concepts and results to non-statisticians.

LISA serves as research infrastructure by collaborating with researchers on campus on big and small projects that lead to a variety of outcomes such as co-authored publications, grant proposals, internal reports, preliminary data for future projects, theses and dissertations, etc. Submit a collaboration request to meet with a team of LISA collaborators (mostly via Zoom for the Fall 2021 semester). We are accepting requests for Fall 2021 projects. Please submit your collaboration request now.

LISA hosts a research service called "LISA Statistics and Data Science Walk-in/Zoom-in Hours" with the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) on Tuesdays 12-1PM and Thursdays 1-2PM (Sep 7 - Dec 9, 2021, excluding Fall Break). Walk-in to Norlin S203 or Zoom-in to discuss your domain problem and get solutions to the statistical issues you are facing. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Consults are open to all researchers – from undergrad to faculty and beyond. Note: LISA assists with research, not class projects or homework.

In Fall 2021, LISA will continue to teach the "Coding in R Workshop Series" in collaboration with CRDDS and Research Computing to improve statistics and data science skills and increase statistical literacy generally. Our series of seven short courses will start on Thursday, October 7 from 10am-noon and run every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) until Thursday, December 2. Recordings of last semester's short courses are linked from our Short Course page.

Review our policies and request a meeting with a LISA statistical collaborator.

LISA Posters of Sample Projects