Welcome to Lifespan Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD). Please explore our pages for information and use the links to the right to sign up for one-on-one consults (selection details below) and REDCap training courses.

Updates: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Overview can be found under the Research Resources tab at the top of this page or by clicking this hyperlink.

Appointment Types

All trainees, staff, faculty, and external researchers have access to Core Services and may schedule an appointment with Core Faculty. Some departments contribute funding for Dedicated Department Support; individuals in the department of Diagnostic Imaging may schedule directly with Dr. Baird and those in Orthopaedics may schedule directly with Janine Molino, PhD. Additionally, those in the department of Cardiology can schedule directly with Phin Has, MS. Some departments collectively contribute funding for Pooled Department Support; individuals in the departments of Medicine, Surgery, Urology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery, and/or the Women’s Medicine Collaborative may schedule an appointment directly with one of our core faculty or staff.

Classes & Labs

  • We have a small lab in our Grads Dorm location with 4 workstations with internet access. We leverage this space to teach small applied classes in response to common requests.
  • We are expanding our REDCap classes to larger groups and locations throughout the state as part of Advance-CTR

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Lifespan’s REDCap is free to use for Lifespan projects. Visit this site to gain access, log-in, and find useful links specific to REDCap.

We look forward to working with you! There is an excellent article titled, “The Care and Feeding of the Biostatistician.” It was written by the collaborator of a biostatistician from John’s Hopkins, but covering some of the challenges we biostatisticians face in our consultations/collaborations. You may find reading this article in advance of our meeting helpful in preparing you for working with us. Most of us have been doing this work for many years, and our “art” is still not perfect in managing different expectations in all situations. Maybe a quick read will help you know where we’re coming from when we say all the annoying things we say. 😉


Thank you Advance-CTR for sponsoring our web site! Incidentally, Faculty doing Clinical or Translational Research can also approach Advance-CTR for assistance. See their web site for details. We’re all friends working together to support the Clinical/Translational Research mission of Rhode Island.