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Research Methods Core

The Research Methods Core promotes a user-centered support structure to assist CTR investigators in identifying the best source of assistance in study design, analysis, and interpretation.

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  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)
  • Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) Program supports the design and analyses of clinical and translational research (CTR); facilitates a single-portal, user-centered support structure to assist CTR investigators in identifying the best source of assistance in study design, analysis, and interpretation; and develops new tools and methods, while disseminating such tools and methods across the national CTSA network as efficiently as possible.

Program Contacts

Manisha Desai, PhD
Faculty Directory

Ying Lu, PhD
Faculty Co-Director

Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program

The Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program (RKS) coordinates the multiple units responsible for quality and compliance improvement. This program is responsible for identifying the most common regulatory and operational questions, as well as developing guidelines and formulating pathways to disseminate this information to our faculty and staff.

Program Contacts

Ruth O'Hara, PhD
Faculty Lead

Jennifer Swanton Brown, RN, CCRP
Assistant Dean, Director of Compliance, Regulatory and Quality