Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core


What We Do

​BERD facilitates research design and biostatistical expertise for credible evidence generation across the spectrum of clinical and translational research.

Consultation Services

  • Help develop research protocols and enhance methodological planning
  • Offer new training opportunities
  • Provide new methodological innovations
  • Design and analysis of clinical and translational research studies across the T1-T4 spectrum
  • Apply innovative approaches to study design, data collection, and statistical analysis in a variety of areas including adaptive and Bayesian clinical trial design and comparative effectiveness research

For example, we connect investigators with research staff in collaborating centers such as the Preventive Intervention Center to design questionnaires using formats that are most appropriate for the target audience and to design databases for managing questionnaire data.

Building capacity in comparative effectiveness research (CER) is central to our integrated and interdisciplinary activities across the ICTS.

Collaboration with other CTSA Institutions 

  • Implement software for clinical research management
  • Evaluation and tracking
  • Support the development of novel methods of adjusting for selection bias in CER studies


We offer coursework and degree programs to support clinical and translational research that complements the ICTS' Translational Biomedicine MS and certificate programs.

Contact Information

Patrick Ten Eyck


Help the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa continue making new strides in medical research by citing the NIH CTSA program grant UL1TR002537.