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OPEN Statistics' guidance is handled by OPENs two biostatisticians via e-mail, telephone or meetings. A maximum of 10 hours free quidance per project is offered. This includes the OPEN worker's time for preparation and follow-up.

Make a Statistical Analysis Plan

Before carrying out the study, a statistical analysis plan describes which analyses are planned and how they will be conducted. This increases the study's credibility and also ensures that the protocol describes all necessary steps to investigate the required research hypotheses. OPEN will guide you in the work with your statistical analysis plan.

Make a power calculation

OPEN will give you qualified feedback on your power calculation regarding the planning of your study. It can be used in protocols, applications and statistical analysis plans.

Statistical guidance

OPEN can provide guidance in the execution of statistical analyses for OPEN’s projects, including the use of the statistical software Stata.

Specific statistical analyses 

After individual agreement, it is possible for OPEN’s statistician to conduct concrete statistical analyses for projects, against a fee. This required further agreement in regards to extent, price and planning of the assignment. The analysis work is either done by biostatisticians, registry data managers or epidemiologists, all considering the assignment, competences and ressources. Analysis are done by an hourly fee and co-authorship is agreed upon according to the Vancouver rules. If you need a discussion about the opportunities for analysis work at OPEN, send a mail to open.statistics@rsyd.dk and remember to attach relevant material. If you wish to get your project admissioned in OPEN, send an application and appendices to open@rsyd.dk. Application form can be found here.

Interpretation of statistical results and limitations

OPEN quides on the interpretation of statistical results as well as the assessment of methodological limitations, their potential effect on the results of the analyses. OPEN furthermore can guide you on how these can be further illustrated by sensitivity analyses or the like.

Dissemination of statistical methods and results

OPEN quides with the dissemination of statistical results, including the selection of appropriate tabular and graphical presentations of the results. In addition, OPEN also helps describe the used methods accurately and sufficient in publications.

How do I receive guidance?

Guidance is mainly for clinicians (physicians, nurses etc.) who do not receive PhD guidance at the Department of Public Health at the PhD course Biostatistics I. Send an email to: open@rsyd.dk or call: + 45 2916 6730 if you need answers to your questions. Please remember to enclose relevant material.