The Biostatistics and Data Management Core will provide the statistical, systems and data management support for research conducted within the scope of SPOTRIAS projects. This will include collaboration and consultation on the statistical aspects of study design and planning, electronic data capture (EDC) system development and maintenance, data quality control and study monitoring as well as data analysis and interpretation. The Core will ensure adherence to the highest standards of good statistical and data management practice.
The specific aims of this Core are: 1. To provide statistical and computational expertise for the design, planning, conduct, analysis, and reporting of laboratory experiments, imaging studies, observational studies, and clinical trials associated with the Partners based SPOTRIAS Projects. 2. To provide ready access to statistical and computational expertise to the entire group of SPOTRIAS investigators through "open door" consultation. 3. To advise and support SPOTRIAS investigators in the areas of electronic case report forms (eCRFs) design, data collection, electronic data capture and data management system (ECD&DM) design and development, and data quality control. 4. To collaborate with Biostatisticians on provision of reports to study principal investigators, medical monitor, and the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB).

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The main functions of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core are to provide short-term and long-term consultation and collaboration on the design and analysis of the proposed projects. The Core will also provide services on all matters of data capture and management, including CRF creation, EDC&DM system design, methods for data quality control, statistical computer packages, and publicly available software.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
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