Thank you for your interest in initiating a biostatistical project with the Illinois BERD Core at the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI).

Please complete the following form in as much detail as possible to enable core staff to better understand the scope of your research and biostatistical needs prior to the initial consultation meeting. This form may take five to ten minutes to complete.

Depending on the complexity of the project, the time taken to provide the requested deliverable(s) ranges from three weeks up to four months. While all efforts will be made to accommodate deadlines, we strongly urge investigators to allow sufficient time to enable the core staff to work effectively with you.

Postdocs/residents/fellows: Please discuss the project with your research mentor before completing the form and confirm that your mentor is able to attend the initial consultation meeting with you.


  • Graduate student projects are considered on a case-by-case basis, and the proposed work must serve to advance the research and/or funding portfolio of Illinois investigators.
  • Statistical consulting services geared toward students are also available across campus. For example, the Scholarly Commons at the Main Library offers statistical support for both undergraduate and graduate students. Certain colleges also offer no-cost statistical consulting to their students.

If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact Leta Summers, IHSI Program Coordinator & Operational Planner of New Initiatives, at or (217) 265-5013.

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