The UF Older Americans Independence Center’s Biostatistics Core is a key cog in the interaction among scientists from many disciplines to accomplish this mission. The core provides data coordination including: developing data collection forms, designing web based capture systems, and managing the data (including quality control) for studies conducted within the Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC).
The core also is involved in all phases of these studies including initial study design and sample size calculations pre-proposal, randomization, and state-of-the-art statistical analyses once the data are completed. For study designs and data for which current methodology is lacking, the core has the expertise to develop new state of the art methodology to perform correct and appropriate analyzes of data collected in the Center.
The Biostatistics Core is also involved in preparation of manuscripts for dissemination within the research community.