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Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis Core

Director/contact: Margaret Burchinal, Ph.D.
The overall objectives of the Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis Core are to enhance the productivityof CIDD investigators and to enhance the quality of their research. The core continues to meet its goals to assist IDDRC projects with study design,data management, and statistical analysis. This assistance has ranged from simple consultation to answering specific data management or analysis questions,to collaborative involvement from the design stage through proposal writing, data collection and management, to the publication of results.

Core Director: Margaret R. Burchinal, Ph.D.
Staff:
Michelle Poe, Statistician
Yaping Cai, Statistician
Eloise Neebe, Database Manager

Core Functions

The Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis Core provides CIDD investigators with design, statistical and data management assistance. The Data Management and Analysis Center (DMAC) is the section of the FPG Child Development Institute that provides data management and statistical analysis services to a broad range of researchers throughout the Chapel Hill campus, but primarily at FPG. The Core is the nucleus of the Data Management and Analysis Center; the Core constitutes about 10% of the entire Unit. The overall objectives of the Core are to enhance the productivity of CIDD investigators and to enhance the quality of their research. We achieve these objectives by collaborating with investigators, providing them with services through every stage of a research project. We participate in:
  • writing grant proposals;
  • developing efficient experimental designs;
  • designing data collection instruments and conducting pilot tests;
  • designing and implementing database management systems;
  • supervising execution of the study and collection of data;
  • operating database management systems to clean, store, and retrieve and archive data;
  • performing statistical analyses and writing research papers and reports
To each phase of the research effort we contribute the unique perspectives and experiences of psychometricians, biometricians, professionally trained research database managers, and a support staff of proficient programmers and data managers.

Membership and Access Information

To be considered for membership in the CIDD and to gain access to core resources in the IDDRC, please visit the Membership and Access Information page. Membership and Access Information

Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis Core Contact Information (FPG)

Telephone: (919) 966-5059
FAX: (919) 966-5771
Campus Address:
Campus Box 8185
UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Electronic mail: Margaret R. Burchinal, Ph.D. burchinal@unc.edu
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