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Books from the CPD Lending Library

Check out books from the CPD Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking
By Harvey Motulsky

Recent Seminars and Workshops

Development of the Bioinformatics Consulting and Education Service
By Dr. Helene McMurray, Miner Library

Interdepartmental Courses

IND 418 Biostats Bootcamp by Dr. Helene McMurray

Biostatistics Boot Camp is a workshop that provides a foundation and/or refresher for basic statistical concepts for students who will enroll BST467, Applied Statistics in the Biomedical Sciences, in the spring 2015 semester. The primary objectives of this workshop are to provide a basic foundation on key statistical concepts, prepare students for higher-level ideas that will be introduced in BST467, provide instruction on how to use the software package JMP for data analysis and representation and demonstrate for students how these statistical concepts are relevant to their work in the biological sciences. Each session will be conducted in the computer lab.

IND 419 Introduction to Quantitative Biology by Drs. Hartmut Land, Thomas Mariani, and Alex Paciorkowski

This is a graduate-level survey course that introduces concepts for the analysis of high volume biological data in the context of important current biological questions. No previous computational experience is required. Course Aims and Objectives: At the end of this course, students should have a deeper understanding of the computational tools involved in the analysis of high volume biological data, focusing on web-based resources but also introducing core approaches in bioinformatics. As an advanced-level course, we will emphasize critical thinking and reading of the primary literature to understand original experiments, rather than abstract facts and memorization. Students’ knowledge, understanding and ability to formulate new ideas will be evaluated through homework and discussions.

From Miner Library

Bioinformatics @ Miner

Biostatistics and Computational Biology

From the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Statistics and Computing Resource List


  • BST411 Statistical Inference
  • BST412 Large-Sample Theory and Methods
  • BST416 Applied Statistics
  • BST421 Sampling Techniques
  • BST422 Design of Experiments
  • BST431 Introduction to Computational Biology
  • BST432 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BST435 Bioinformatics Databases and Applications
  • BST450 Data Analysis
  • BST463 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • BST465 Design of Clinical Trials
  • BST467 Applied Statistics in the Biomedical Sciences
  • BST477 Introduction to Statistical Software I
  • BST478 Introduction to Statistical Software II

Online Resources


Statistics and data analysis courses from Coursera
Browse over 50 free online courses.


Data Science at the NIH