Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building

 

Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700

uaf-iab-canhr@alaska.edu

Experimental Design, Biostatistics, and Data Services

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The purpose of the Experimental Design, Biostatistics, and Data Services Core is to provide centralized research and statistical design, data analysis, and data management services to research supported by the Center for Alaska Native Health Research.

EBD provides:

Research Design:

  • In collaboration with the Community Engagement and Clinical Services Core, development of input, and providing answers to research questions advanced through CBPR models.
  • Sample size/power estimates
  • Development and evaluation of surveys or other instruments
  • Planning, directing, and reporting biostatistical analysis and advising on interpretation
  • Missing data replacement procedures
  • Transformation of data
  • Providing tables and graphs for publications
  • Reviewing reporting of inferential statistics in results sections for accuracy 

Data Entry:

  • Data entry and basic quality control including imports
  • Organize, label, file and store hard copies according to IRB protocols
  • Ensure confidentiality ­ remove information as needed
  • Link participants between studies
  • Upload files to secured shared network
  • Track data inclusion/exclusion criteria and fulfill requirements for incomplete participants
  • Maintain updated medication list in database
  • Fulfill ID system requirements, assign and link IDs as needed
  • Maintain data entry problem logs and document solutions
  • Write data entry entry protocols and data entry rules
  • Maintain multiple logs and inventories: data received, ID linkage, decreases status, multiple visit logs

Data Extraction:

  • Fulfill data analysis requests; track requests, changes to requests, and outgoing datasets
  • Answer simple investigator inquiries
  • Provide numbers for progress reports or for basic inquiries
  • Ensure proper permissions: confidentiality agreement, up-­to-­date CITI, approval of appropriate investigators
  • Update confidentiality agreement, data request forms, and data use the guide as necessary
  • Provide confidential datasets for medical chart abstractions and for newsletters or holiday cards
  • Provide field revisit spreadsheets, includes contact info and data for each participant Core Personnel
  • Jacques Philip, CANHR programmer, 212A AHRB, 907­474­6127, jphilip@alaska.edu
  • Data Access Forms
  • Data User Guide
  • Data Request Form
  • Confidentiality Agreement

Fax Number: 907­474­5700