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.

Arizona (Phoenix and Scottsdale)

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

Florida (Jacksonville)

To meet the needs of Florida investigators, flexible times and locations are offered to Mayo Clinic staff. Email

Minnesota (Rochester)

One-hour virtual consultations are offered to Mayo Clinic staff 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 Minnesota.


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

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 (must be logged in to the Mayo network) for additional support on a case-by-case basis.

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