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Designing and Implementing Research


Getting a Statistician details
Science of Clinical Investigation Program
Statistical Resources
Welch Medical Library's Informationist Program

Statistical Resources

Do you know about these statistical resources?

The BEAD statistical support is Sharon Ghazarian. Her email is

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology And Data Management (BEAD) Core is housed within the Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR). The CCHR BEAD Core provides research support services that promote, strengthen and expand the research of Johns Hopkins University faculty so that we remain one of the top interdisciplinary research institutions, focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and the communities they live in.

We support investigators at all levels of experience and can provide  support across the research continuum: from conceptualization and study design, to IRB preparation, grant submissions, and manuscript development. The research support services include:

  • epidemiologic study design and approach
  • basic and complex statistical analyses
  • power and sample size calculations
  • statistical analytic plans
  • database development and management services
  • survey measurement and sampling
  • budget coordination and planning
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) expertise
  • survey field staff coordination
  • internal scientific reviews for early/new investigators

The research support services offered by the CCHR BEAD Core enable more competitive grant applications, transforms data into scholarly products, and streamlines complex data gathering.Team science is at the core of our approach.

The process:

  • To engage BEAD service, contact CCHRBEAD@jhmi.edi
  • Upon receipt of your email, we will schedule an initial one hour consultation
  • During the consultation, we will assess your needs and, if required, develop a scope of work
  • After agreeing on the scope of work and funding, we will complete the work
  • A minimum of 1 month lead time is required

Details on Getting a Statistician

Both for a formal one or an informal one (with walk in clinics) Note: these are statiscian graduate students

FORMAL (one on one): Biostatistics Consulting group.  To do this, please:
* Go to the ICTR home page at
* Choose the Connection Request: ICTR Services Link in the upper left hand menu,
* Then log in with JHED ID and password and select ‘Biostatistics Consultation’ from the list of services,
* Explain your situation and complete the form following the instructions provided.
*Submit your request!

 LESS FORMAL: Several walk-in clinics available to both staff and faculty which are offered by the Biostats service that you can go to. They are held in the JHSPH room E3142 and their schedule is:
• Mondays 2pm - 3pm
• Wednesdays 10am -11am
• Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Welch Medical Library's Informationist Program

The Informationist Program at the Welch Medical Library serves the faculty, fellows, students, and staff of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions by sharing information about library collections and services and partnering with individuals and departments to support their research, clinical and teaching needs.

What types of services can my informationist provide?

Research Support

• Consult on literature searching (research, clinical practice, or evidence-based medicine)
• Get help with:

 Information and Citation Management

• Learn to more easily format references for papers and grants using RefWorks or EndNote.
• Learn which product best meets your needs

Databases and Journals

• Request topic-specific journals, books, and other resources
• Hone your skills in searching for the literature using databases such as PubMed, Embase, SCOPUS,Web of Science, and PsycINFO
• Receive updates on your favorite electronic resources
• Learn searching tips and tricks

Information Access

• Learn how to:

  • Access full text articles from home (remote access) or office
  • Search the multi-library catalog
  • Request documents through interlibrary loan (Weldoc)

Grant and Presentation Support
• Create effective poster presentations
• Search for funding opportunities
• Provide background searching for grant applications

How can my informationist provide these services?

       • Departmental faculty and staff meetings

• One-on-one or small group in person meetings with faculty, staff and students

• In collaboration with teaching faculty on information skills training

• Journal clubs

• Lecture series

• Library orientations

• Through creating a customized Welch Information Portal and/or Space to meet the needs of your institution

For more information, contact your Welch Informationist: 
Victoria H. Goode, MLIS, AHIP
Clinical Informationist
Welch Medical Library


Science of Clinical Investigation Program

Translational clinical research requires a team that can design, analyze and interpret clinical investigations and implement studies in compliance with ethical and regulatory norms. This five-course certificate series is designed to prepare clinicians and scientists to participate in multidisciplinary clinical research teams.

Courses Include: 
*Database Design and Implementation In Clinical Research (Summer term)
*Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research (1st  term)

*Design of Clinical Studies (2nd term)
*Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data (3rd term)  
*Outcomes and Effectiveness Research (4th term)

Target Audience: Scientists, clinicians, and support personnel fully engaged in clinical
investigation or its regulation.
Sequence Overview: All courses (except Database Design) meet 5:30-8:30 PM one
night a week for eight consecutive weeks during the academic year. Lectures, case
studies and small group discussions with experienced faculty are used to present
and clarify the subject matter. Peer critiques of student projects are used throughout
the sequence. Students are evaluated by homework assignments, take-home
exams and/or a final project. A certificate of achievement is earned for satisfactorily
completing four or more courses.

Location: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe
Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

For additional information or to register, contact the GTPCI office, or visit:



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