The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center is a joint program between ICRHPS and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI). Statisticians in the BERD Center collaborate with clinical, health services, and basic science researchers throughout Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center and its affiliates. We seek to promote innovation and excellence across the spectrum of translational and patient-oriented research by working with our collaborators to plan and perform the most suitable analysis for the aims of each study. Pre-award proposal development services are available for free and post-award statistical analyses are handled through a consulting program.
BERD has a broad range of expertise in both standard and cutting-edge methods, as well as a history of developing and evaluating new methodology. We also provide training, education and study design support.
BERD serves as an academic center for biostatistics throughout the medical campus. Through weekly meetings and seminars, it provides a forum for the discussion of statistical topics, including new methods, as well as consulting strategies. Additionally, BERD members have opportunities for continuing education, both at local and national meetings.