Topics in Biostatistics: Creating Databases for Statistical Analysis

Registration is required

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2:30pm-4:00pm
Carrie Hall
Rie Maurer, MA, Biostatistician, Center for Clinical Investigation
Lynn Simpson, MPH, CCDM, Corp Team Leader, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Data are the most important product of clinical/scientific research. In this lecture of the "Topics in Biostatistics" series, Rie Maurer will share great tips to create databases (excel or access) for statistical analysis. In the second half, Lynn Simpson will talk about REDCap and data management.

REDCap, Research Electronic Data Capture, provides a user friendly interface to design databases for your research projects. Learn how to practically implement statisticians' recommendations and best practices. REDCap exports raw data and syntax files to SAS, Stata, R, and SPSS to streamline data collection and statistical analysis.

This introductory talk is for anyone who is in charge of creating databases.

CME credit:
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1) Create a database comfortably using any available software.
2. Communicate with a statistician comfortably if any questions arise for database creation.
3) Describe how REDCap can help with data management and statistical best practices.
4) Access REDCap and request new projects.

The "Topics in Biostatistics Series" will include Designing Databases, Categorical Analysis, Survival Analysis and more. A link to the BWH Center for Clinical Investigation Biostatistics Core is included.

Program >Director:
Shalender Bhasin, MD
Course Planners:
Stacey Brown, MS
Erin Grundman, MS

Audience: Investigator,Research Staff
Contact info:, 617-732-8750
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