Biostatistics Shared Resource

The Biostatistics Shared Resource provides collaborative statistical support for investigators in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center who are conducting basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological cancer research.

Statisticians in the Biostatistics Shared Resource are disease focused, providing a high level of specialized expertise for all the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center programs and Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups.

Teams within the Biostatistics Shared Resource offer expertise in:

  • Cancer clinical trials, including associated translational research, interventional psychosocial research, and patient and public education research
  • Population science, including studies involving genetic and molecular epidemiology
  • Cancer quality of life, such as studies investigating the impact of clinical and psychosocial interventions on patients, families and caregivers

The Biostatistics Shared Resource is a cancer-focused extension of the Biostatistics Core, which is part of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. The Biostatistics Core offers standard biostatistical services, such as protocol design, data collection, and data analysis and reporting.


For Mayo Clinic Cancer Center members, the Biostatistics Shared Resource provides:

  • No-charge initial consultations on projects with Ph.D.- or master's-level biostatisticians who have particular expertise in the investigator's area of cancer research
  • Funding for meritorious cancer research projects that are approved by the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and would otherwise go unfunded
  • Short-term funding to supplement unexpected gaps associated with a National Cancer Institute-funded award

Funding for subsequent biostatistical consultation on a project is expected to be included in principal investigators' budgets for external grants.