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Consulting Services for Non-JHU Institutions

Our Center serves academic research centers, health research organizations, pharmaceutical and other private companies, and government agencies to address complex research projects, often of global importance.  

Our highly respected biostatisticians and data scientists collaborate across subject matter areas, stages of research, and applied biostatistical methodologies. Please read the FAQs below for more information, or submit a consulting inquiry now

How to Engage Our Consultants

Submit an Inquiry 

You will receive acknowledgement of your inquiry within a week. The subsequent contracting process can take up to a month depending on your requirements. 

Submit an Inquiry


Please be sure to indicate if your research team includes any Johns Hopkins-affiliated members who may be eligible for subsidized services. 

What services are offered?

Our biostatistical and data management services cover the entire research lifecycle, and our experts have deep experience across disciplines. Sample services include: 

  • Study design 

  • Sample size justification 

  • IRB submission assistance 

  • General statistical consulting 

  • Statistical methods translation 

  • Statistical analysis and interpretation 

  • Independent statistical reviews for manuscripts 

  • Professional and scientific report writing 

  • Program evaluation projects 

What is the contract process?

After you submit your inquiry, we will work with you to prepare and approve a contract outlining the tasks to be performed, timeframes for completion, associated deliverables, estimated cost, and authorship. Work will begin once all parties have approved the contract. Amendments to the tasks and associated costs included in the contract can be made as needed. Invoices for work performed will be submitted for payment monthly. 

How is co-authorship recognized?

Co-authorship will be discussed during the collaboration/consultation process. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has issued guidelines for when the efforts of the biostatistician(s) should be recognized with co-authorship, which include:  

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work 

  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content 

  • Final approval of the version to be published 

  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved