Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics
University of Washington

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to University of Washington faculty, staff, and students through scheduled 50 minute consulting appointments during academic quarters when class is in session.  They provide assistance with:

The consultants have experience primarily with the R and Stata statistical analysis systems, but they work with clients using whatever statistical package is most convenient for them.  (Note:  Statistical consulting is for study design and data analysis advice, not software tutorials.)

To schedule an appointment, contact the Dept of Biostatistics or the Dept of Statistics (see below). Researchers may schedule an appointment in either department. The schedule of appointments for the current academic quarter may be seen in the U.W. Statistical Consulting Calendar. You may request an appointment by phone or email (contact information below), or by submitting the Problem Description Form  required for all new appointments. 

Extensive hands-on assistance with data analysis is not generally available without funding, although staff can often provide direct assistance with "small" data analysis projects . Fee-based collaborative consulting, including data analysis and written reports is available through our Center for Statistical Consulting.   Certain larger projects can sometimes be addressed as independent study projects for select graduate students.  University researchers with a need for assistance with substantial data analysis are welcome to contact Paul Sampson ( directly with details of their scientific problem.    

Dept of Biostatistics, Box 357232
F-600 Health Sciences Building
ph: 206-616-6790, fax: 206-616-2724
Dept of Statistics, Box 354322
B-313 Padelford Hall
ph: 206-543-7237, fax: 206-685-7419
Center for Statistical Consulting Other Consulting Services Problem Description Form