Biostatistical Assistance for IRB Submissions
Investigators are encouraged to seek biostatistical consultation when designing or altering the design of a research protocol, prior to preparing the IRB submission. Investigators may obtain this assistance from the biostatistics consultation service of their choice.
Within the institution, the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) offers biostatistical consultation services. Investigators seeking assistance may obtain information about this service and submit a request to PHS online at http://webapp.hmc.psu.edu/walkin/forms/.
PHS rotates requests for consultation services among the biostatistical faculty and staff in order to manage workload distribution. For investigators seeking a PHS consult after an IRB review, the PHS biostatistician that is assigned to the request will consult with the applicable PHS staff member, if needed, regarding the appropriateness of any revisions related to IRB review and recommendations.