Epidemiology Consultation Service
The Epidemiology Consultation Service for clinical and translational research, a component of the CTSI, offers consultation and collaboration related to the epidemiologic aspects of clinical and population based research. The services are available to University of Rochester investigators as well as individuals conducting research at institutions included in the Upstate New York Translational Research Network (UNYTRN). The cost of consultation is supported by the CTSI; therefore, there is no charge to investigators.
Collaborative agreements with EpiCore staff are established with each investigator on an individual basis at the start of the collaboration. Arrangements typically evolve around commitments for authorship and co-investigator status on grants. Epidemiologic services include the provision of skills and expertise related to formulation of testable research hypotheses, sample size estimation and power analysis, design of both observational and experimental human studies, estimation of risk and risk adjustment, data collection methodologies and study implementation. In order to maintain continuity and efficiency in projects in which EpiCore staff have had significant involvement, assistance may also be provided regarding data management and standard statistical analyses such as multivariate modeling.