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General Business Practices

The OSU Center for Biostatistics is mainly self-sustaining.  Researchers, investigators, and clients are provided statistical services when we are supported through grants as FTE collaborators, written into departmental contracts (MOUs), written into external contracts, or billed directly for hourly projects.

  • Grant Support:  The majority of our funding comes from collaborative work on NIH grants. We have extensive experience in preparing P01s, R01s, and R21s.  See our grant preparation page for more information.

  • Department Contracts (MOUs): To develop long-term collaborative relationships, we use a mechanism whereby departments can provide salary support for a team of biostatisticians. Adjustments are made annually for increases or decreases in effort.  Our current MOUs are listed below:


MOU  Contact
 Department of Anesthesiology Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul
 Department of Emergency Medicine Julie Stephens
 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN) Kyle Porter
 Department of Medical Oncology (S. Roychowdhury lab) Lianbo Yu
 Nationwide Children's Hospital - ED David Kline
 Department of Neuroscience Juan Peng
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Erinn Hade
 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS) Julie Stephens
 Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division Kyle Porter
 Department of Radiation Oncology Joe McElroy
 Department of Radiology Vedat Yildiz
 Department of Surgery Lianbo Yu
 Divison of Surgical Oncology (R. Pollock lab) Xiaoli Zhang


  • Hourly Projects: For small projects, hourly billing is available with the rate dependent on the level of statistical expertise required.  Please contact us for current rate information.

  • External Contracts:  Support is provided for external institutions or industry on a case-by-case contractual basis.