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Research Statistician

As a member of BRIDGE you can get statistical assistance. Statistician, Simon Bang Kristensen, has been associated with BRIDGE in a 20% position. He will be able to contribute members of BRIDGE statistics help in relation to the more complex statistics that may give you challenges. 

When you need statistical assistance:

  • Please send a mail to Simon directly (, c.c. to Christine Haarslev Nielsen (

Below you will find the requirements that have been set in regards to whether you can get statistical help:

  • One must be a member of BRIDGE
  • Co-authorship follows the Vancouver rules
  • Publications only
  • Ph.d. students is expected to use the offer from the ph.d. school first - can get help with further needs
  • The tasks include statistical counseling, provide guidance on performing analyzes and descriptions of method or results, as well as help with the review process. Data cleaning, layout work and similar tasks are expected to be performed by researchers themselves

Presentation by Simon:
Open Patient data Exloratory Network (OPEN) is a research support unit for the Region of Southern Denmark offering assistance including help with datamanagement, biobank, register-related data and statistics. OPEN is also a research unit in itself - see more here.

My name is Simon Bang Kristensen and I am a biostatistician in OPEN. From September 2021 I am also part-time postdoc in OPEN and affiliated with the Biostatistics group at the Department of Public Health at SDU, where I will work on methodological research in biostatistics.

I am MSc in Statistics and PhD in biostatistics from Aarhus University, where I also worked for a couple of years as biostatistician at the Faculty of Health. I did my PhD on multivariate and longitudinal models for binary and ordinal data with applications to quantitative consciousness research and metacognition.

On the software side I mainly work with Stata and R, but also know a bit of SAS and Python.

I work with BRIDGE projects one day a week. Presently (autumn 2021) this is Tuesdays. To contact me concerning statistical assistance, please email me at with a short description of the project and the type of help you require. Remember to carbon copy (cc) the BRIDGE student assistant, Christine Haarslev Nielsen (


Last Updated 25.09.2021