The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Consulting program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, supports all Harvard postdoctoral and faculty investigators at Harvard schools and affiliated academic healthcare centers undertaking clinical and translational research. Drawing on a team of highly skilled biostatisticians from the Harvard academic medical and hospital community, the program offers biostatistics consultations and expertise on a range of relevant areas to researchers as they launch new clinical and translational projects. In addition, the program also offers bioinformatics consultations.

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The program also promotes the development and mentoring of Harvard Catalyst biostatisticians, as well as biostatistical training for clinical investigators.

Biostatistics consultations focus on clinical and translational projects in the early stages of development. Typical consultations are between one to three hours, rarely exceed 10 hours, and include the following:

  • Grant submission/resubmission, including Harvard Catalyst Pilot Funding
  • IRB submission
  • Protocol review
  • Design for non-grant project/feasibility consultation
  • Analysis planning and advice
  • Assistance with response to a manuscript/journal reviewer

Please request a consultation well before your deadline. Your request may be refused if there is insufficient time to provide useful advice.

Note: Currently, highest priority is given to COVID-19 related biostatistics consult requests; our responsiveness to other consult requests may be somewhat delayed as a result. Reporting

The Biostatistics program now also provides assistance with reporting results to To request help, when submitting your consultation request form, indicate your needs as “ results reporting.”