Would your research benefit from an expert statistical analysis?

Researchers and decision makers all over the world have benefited from collaborating with LISA statisticians and data scientists.

Our collaborators are trained to 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. Our assistance is free for university faculty, staff, and students on academic research projects. Areas of expertise include:

  • Grant Proposals
  • Experimental Design
  • Mulitvariate Methods
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Time Series
  • Quality Control
  • Response Surface Models
  • Publication Preparation
  • R, JMP, SPSS, Minitab, etc.

Our collaborators are faculty and students in the Department of Applied Mathematics, though we hope to include collaborators from other departments in the future. Current collaborators have profiles on our website so you can put a face to the name before your first meeting. In addition, the entire applied math faculty may be available for collaboration on a case-by-case basis if your project aligns with their research interests.

Grant Proposal Preparation

Statistical thinking can greatly contribute to the success of research proposals in most areas. At many granting agencies, the quality of statistical planning can tip the balance in favor of funding. We can help you with proposal preparation by advising you on the statistical and data science aspects of your proposed research. This includes experimental design, sample-survey planning, and subsequent analyses. If a role for statistics or statistical analysis is proposed, we will gladly write the statistical methods section of your grant and join in your proposal.

Requesting Statistical Collaboration

Fill out the Collaboration Request Form. Please describe your overall research goals and specific questions. Feel free to add attachments including background information, cleaned data, or other related material. Once submitted you should receive a submission confirmation email. Based on the information you provide, you will be assigned a team of collaborators to your project. After you have been assigned a team, you should contact the statistical lead collaborator to schedule the first meeting. Before attending the first meeting, be sure to review our policies, learn a little about your collaboration team, and review our FAQ's and Contact Us if you have any questions.

Request a Collaboration Meeting