Professional statisticians, through the ASA, have begun providing pro bono statistical consulting at the international and national levels through the Special Interest Group on Volunteerism. However, there is still a need for statistical consulting services at the community level. This is where student statisticians, through programs such as Statistics in the Community (StatCom), can help their communities while earning valuable consulting experience.
Most statisticians know the National Institutes of Health is a major source of funding for statistical methodology research relevant to the health sciences through investigator-initiated research grants. Less well known is that NIH has a variety of mechanisms, which vary according to purpose and target audience.
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“We’re hoping the guidelines and resources will help members and departments craft new statistics programs or revise existing ones to enhance the training of the next generation of students to be able to use data to make decisions. ”