Scheduling a Consultation and Cost


The CCaTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Resource is pleased to offer initial consultations at no cost to Mayo Clinic employees, students and research appointees across the enterprise. BERD Resource staff members offer virtual consultations whenever possible, with in-person meetings as needed. BERD Resource consultations are available throughout Mayo Clinic.

The BERD Resource is pleased to announce a self-scheduling option through the CCaTS BERD Consultative Resource Microsoft Bookings page, available to all Mayo Clinic employees while logged in to the Mayo Clinic network. Consultations can also be requested as listed below.

Arizona (Phoenix and Scottsdale)

Mayo Clinic staff members can reach out directly to the Arizona biostatistics and bioinformatics team while logged in to the Mayo Clinic network. Or schedule a virtual consultation through the Minnesota or Florida campus.

Florida (Jacksonville)

To meet the needs of Florida investigators, flexible times and locations are offered to Mayo Clinic staff members. Submit a consultation request on the Collaborate with a Biostatistician page while logged in to the Mayo Clinic network. Contact with any questions.

Minnesota (Rochester)

One-hour virtual consultations are offered to Mayo Clinic staff members to meet the needs of Minnesota, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health System investigators. Email the CCaTS Service Center at

  • Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time.
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Investigators throughout the Mayo Clinic Health System can schedule a virtual consultation through the Minnesota campus.


There is no charge for using the BERD Resource; however, access is limited. To ensure that all investigators who can benefit from this resource are scheduled in a timely manner, BERD Resource consultants give priority to new and developing investigators and first-time users.

Investigators with needs outside the scope of the BERD Resource, including the need for ongoing collaboration through regularly scheduled meetings, may be referred to the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences for additional support on a case-by-case basis. Log in to the Mayo Clinic network to view the department website.

See Preparing for Your Consultation for tips on how to best prepare for your appointment with a BERD consultant.