Specific services offered by the SCC include assistance in design of clinical trials, experimental design, power and sample size estimation, randomization, data entry, data management, modeling, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation. The Center also can help designing, conduct and analyze surveys. Consulting is provided by Biostatistics faculty and staff. Staff consultants are supervised by a member of the faculty.
Also through the SCC, the Biostatistics & Epidemiology supports the research mission of all units of Augusta University by providing collaborative research support throughout all phases of internal and external grant proposal preparations and funded research, serving as co-investigators in the grants. Similar collaborative support is also provided to external researchers.
The consultation fee is $120 per hour for faculty/staff/affiliates of Augusta University ($240 per hour for all others). The initial hour-long consultation meeting to discuss the project and the scope of the work involved is provided free of charge to all Augusta University investigators.
For data entry services, the charges are $20 per hour for Augusta University faculty/staff/affiliates, and $40 per hour for all others.
Grant preparation support is offered to Augusta University researchers free of charge, provided that the SCC faculty is a co-investigator in the proposal with a funding request for significant percent effort.
After the initial consultation, a cost estimate is provided.
A 50% surcharge is imposed for work needed within one week.
Where meaningful intellectual contribution to the formulation of a research question or the analytic scheme for a research paper has been provided by the statistical consultant, it is expected that Biostatistics personnel will be offered co-authorship on consequent publications and presentations.
If the investigator is a student, resident or fellow, his/her faculty advisor must be present at least at the initial meeting.
A consulting application form must be completed online before an appointment can be scheduled. This form is used in matching the client’s needs with the proper statistical expertise in order to ensure the best possible services. Following review of the application, an appointment will be arranged with the client for the initial consultation.
The consulting application form and additional information can be accessed directly from this website or by contacting:
Statistical Consulting Center (SCC)
1469 Laney Walker Blvd,
AE 1005 (Pavilion I)
Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: (706) 721-2947
Fax: (706) 721-6294
Dr. Lifang Zhang, Co-Director and Assistant Professor
Phone: (706) 721-4453