The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers a broad range of statistics-related online modules. To access these modules, you must be logged in to the Mayo Clinic network.
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BlueSky Statistics Modules (502E00BLSK0001)
BlueSky is a statistical analysis tool, available via the Mayo Dock, to which Mayo Clinic currently holds an enterprise-wide license. For those who need personalized assistance, the CCaTS Service Center offers one-on-one statistical and epidemiologic consultations.
Modules in this training contain information on:
- Dataset creation.
- Creating variables with formulas.
- Dataset manipulation.
- Descriptive statistics and saving output.
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JMP Modules (502E00JMPC0001)
JMP, a statistical software package from the SAS Institute, is designed for dynamic data visualization. It allows study teams to obtain descriptive statistics and perform simple data analysis. For those who need personalized assistance, the CCaTS Service Center offers one-on-one statistical and epidemiologic consultations.
All modules in this series are presented by Ross A. Dierkhising, M.S., a master's-level biostatistician who also consults through the CCaTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Resource.
The JMP curriculum includes the following content:
- JMP Dataset Creation.
- Creating New Variables in JMP Data Sets Using Formulas.
- JMP Dataset Manipulations.
- Computation of Descriptive Statistics and How to Save Results in JMP.
- Analysis of Means Using JMP.
- Analysis of Proportions Using JMP.
- Agreement Analysis Using JMP.
- Linear Regression and Correlation Using JMP.
- Logistic Regression and ROC Curves Using JMP.
- Survival (Time to Event) Analysis Using JMP.
Working with the Statistician (502E00CMS090018)
Most researchers rely on statisticians to help them analyze their results. What information should you take to your statistical consultation? You and your statistician will both be glad you learned the answer in this module.
Presenter: Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D.
Data-Monitoring Committees (502E00CMS110027)
The Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board recently issued a guidance document on Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP) guidelines (Guidance IRB 10379.002). Elements of a DSMP include study-stopping and participant-stopping rules.
All randomized clinical trials must begin with the assumption of clinical equipoise — that either treatment represents a viable alternative. As a study accrues participants, researchers garner information regarding the clinical equipoise assumption and must reach decisions regarding the continuation of the study.
This module addresses many of the logistical aspects associated with interim monitoring of clinical studies, with emphasis on efficacy evaluation, while providing guidance on appropriate statistical considerations for the repeated evaluation of the study data.
Presenter: Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D.
Research Protocols — Guides to Success (502E00CMS120037)
Scientific advances are based on reproducible science. At the heart of reproducible science is the research protocol. This module discusses guidelines for protocol preparation consistent with regulatory requirements and best practices. Participants also learn to differentiate a research protocol from a grant application.
The module makes recommendations on the importance for specific and measurable outcome measures in the context of mandatory reporting requirements (for example, Clinicaltrials.gov results reporting). Additionally, it highlights institutional resources that can assist investigators with protocol preparation.
Presenter: Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D.