Providing statistical expertise for clinical & translational investigators. Biostatistics Program

Program Services

  • Biostatistics Consultation Service

    • Statistical consultations to faculty, focusing on clinical and translational research in the early stages of development.
  • Biostatistics Program Seminar Series

    • Seminars on current applied topics in biostatistics, available to Harvard biostatisticians and researchers interested in acquiring more sophisticated skills.
  • Biostatistics Training

    • The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) offers a 60-credit master of science program in applied biostatistics designed to prepare students for applied research positions in hospitals and universities, research organizations, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  • Certificate in Applied Biostatistics

    • This 40-week course offers a comprehensive introduction to biostatistics in medical research. The course includes a review of the most common techniques in the field, as well as the manner in which these techniques are applied in standard statistical software.

Program Informational Resources


In its effort to provide assistance to researchers, the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Program has compiled a list of websites that offer software support to statisticians and investigators.

The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program supports Harvard clinical and translational investigators. Drawing on a team of highly skilled biostatisticians from the Harvard academic and hospital community, the program offers consultations on a range of topics as well as software tools to researchers as they design new studies.

The program also provides training for clinical investigators in the principles and methods of biostatistics via the Harvard Catalyst Introduction to Clinical Investigation course; and seminars, lectures, and workshops. In addition, the program promotes the intellectual and professional development of Harvard Catalyst biostatisticians.

Online Resources from the National CTSA Consortium

CTSPedia is an extensive repository of analysis tools and educational materials for conducting clinical and translational research including software, online calculators, glossaries, data sets, examples of graphics, course syllabi and materials, lecture slide sets and videos, case studies, special sections on reproducible research and ethics in biostatistics, and more.