Topics in Biostatistics: Creating Databases for Statistical Analysis

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BWH, Duncan Reid Conference Room 75 Francis St.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) presents this lecture of creating databases for clinical research. Data are the most important product of clinical/scientific research. In this lecture of the "Topics in Biostatistics" series, Rie Maurer will share great tips to create databases (excel or access) for statistical analysis. In the second half, Lynn Simpson will talk about REDCap and data management.

REDCap, Research Electronic Data Capture, provides a user friendly interface to design databases for your research projects. Learn how to practically implement statisticians' recommendations and best practices. REDCap exports raw data and syntax files to SAS, Stata, R, and SPSS to streamline data collection and statistical analysis.

This introductory talk is for anyone who is in charge of creating databases.

"Topics in Biostatistics" is a lecture series for investigators and research staff, sponsored by the CCI and Harvard Catalyst. You may register for one or more lectures and it is free. Topics will include Designing databases, Categorical analysis, Survival analysis and more. To learn more about the upcoming CCI Biostatistics Curriculum please click here.

To learn more about the BWH Center for Clinical Investigation Biostatistics Core and Harvard Catalyst Consulting Program, visit the website,



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