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


An overview of BERD activities.

Leadership and Governance

The leadership and governance structure of BERD activities.

Resources and Services

Detailed information on BERD resources and services.