Study Design Workshop

The SDW provides an opportunity for biomedical researchers who are designing a study to meet with members of the biostatistics staff at Stanford and collaboratively develop a research plan. The researchers typically provide a brief orientation to the problem they are trying to solve and then have a collegial conversation with world class experts on all aspects of study design including sample size, statistical analysis methods and data management. The conversations always center on the idea of how to design the optimal study, which affords the opportunity to make inferences to the world using as few subjects as possible. Researchers leave the SDW with well thought out, specific aims and core methods sections needed for preparing grants and conducting a successful research project.  The SDW forms long-term teams to assure that biostatisticians can see a study through to its completion.

Before visiting the SDW, your project must be in the Stanford Study Navigator.  To learn about the Study Navigator click here or to enter your project into the system go here.

The SDW will meet from 1:30-3:00pm in the rooms listed below. To schedule a session, contact Pornprang Plangsrisakul at 

Jul July 26 Tue 2016

Professor Manish J. Butte and Dr. Sara Kleinman
Title: Identification of Key Peanut Epitopes in Allergic Responses to Improve Clinical Testing
Location: Alway M214

Aug August 09 Tue 2016

Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stanford

Title: A checklist-based intervention to improve compliance with perioperative infection prevention standards in Ethiopia

Location: Alway M214

**All Workshop will be held at ALWAY M015A**

Oct October 18 Tue 2016


Nov November 01 Tue 2016


Nov November 15 Tue 2016