Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

The University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) supports UCCC members and other shared resources by providing biostatistical and bioinformatic expertise and support services for all stages of laboratory-based research projects, experimental therapeutic studies, population sciences research, and clinical trials.

Pre-study assistance includes study design, sample-size calculations, and statistical/bioinformatic planning as needed for grant and clinical trial development. The BBSR also provides consultation and safety monitoring of clinical trials. Data analysis is provided in the form of statistical methodologies, interactive data analysis software, and assistance in preparing manuscripts and follow-up grant applications. The BBSR participates in the Protocol Review and Monitoring System (PRMS) and Data and Safety Monitoring Committees (DSMC).

The BBSR is composed of two distinct components: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Conceptually, Biostatistics is the science of designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting studies aimed at improving public health and medicine. Bioinformatics is the science of developing and applying computational algorithms and analysis methodologies to large biological data. Please follow the links below to access specific information about each component.