Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)

Many of Northwestern University's Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) activities take place within the Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC). The BCC is a resource for investigators with biostatistical, epidemiological, programming, and data management support needs. 

RAMP: Research design Analysis Methods Program

Request for Methodology Challenge Applications

This request solicits study grant applications to address broadly generalizable and important biostatistical, epidemiological, and research design (BERD)-related problems in clinical and translational research. Teams consisting of BERD investigators and their clinical and translational scientist collaborators are invited to apply.

Download the RFA [PDF]
Application Submission/Receipt Date: April 1, 2016

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Leah Welty, PhD, associate professor in Preventive Medicine-Biostatistics, director of NUCATS BERD

"Our goal is to collaborate with faculty investigators in the conduct of high-quality, innovative research, offering education and support in biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design at every phase."
Leah Welty, PhD
Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine-Biostatistics
Director of NUCATS BERD


The leadership and governance structure of BERD activities.

Resources and Services

Detailed information on BERD resources and services.