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Consultations on Study Design & Data Analysis

What We Do

The Division of Biostatistics offers two types of consulting.

If you would just like advice on study design or analysis direction you are considering, or guidance on appropriate analytic methods, we offer courtesy consultations to Jefferson researchers. Courtesy consults are for no more than one hour and do not include data analyses.

We take on more extensive consultations, such as study design, protocol development, or data analyses, on a time-available basis. All projects are taken on a first-come first-served basis, except that priority is given to consultations for members of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (which provides some limited support to the Division of Biostatistics for this purpose).


Any consultations other than the initial one-hour courtesy consult are on a fee-for-service basis. As of 1/1/2018, the rates are:

  • for Jefferson projects (including Wills Eye, Rothman, Methodist and any other affiliates): $140 per hour for faculty and $76 per hour for consulting unit staff, and
  • for non-Jefferson projects: $168 per hour for faculty and $92 per hour for consulting unit staff.

We can usually prepare an estimate for the total cost of the consultation in advance, so that the necessary approvals for the expense can be obtained prior to the initiation of the project. We may be able to waive some consulting fees for members of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center whose work is not extramurally supported, although capacity for this is limited.

To arrange for a consultation, please complete and submit a Biostatistics Consulting Services Agreement:

Whom to Contact

For an appointment, any of the following faculty may be contacted:

Plan Ahead!

We undertake consulting projects on a time-available basis and we do not have the capacity or resources to be able to meet a project's consulting needs on any timetable. So, please plan ahead (e.g., allow sufficient time before abstract submission deadlines).

Would You Rather Do It Yourself?

For simple analyses, particularly of the type you do often, you may want to consider investing the time and effort to do the work yourself. Of course, we will always be available to meet with you to help you and make sure that you are doing the right analyses.

Contact Info

For grant development, scientific collaboration, or consults, please contact any of the faculty (e-mail links provided).

For grant administration, budget and related matters please contact:

Susan Greenwald
(215) 955-9633
(215) 955-7006 fax

For administrative help please contact:

Gloria Elnitsky
(215) 955-9079
(215) 503-3804 fax

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