Statistical Consulting Services

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 design of studies and experiments, including the preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods in some cases

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. 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. Fee-based consulting on major projects is also provided by the Center for Biomedical Statistics in the U.W. Institute of Translational Health Sciences.     


Dept of Biostatistics

F-600 Health Sciences Building 

ph: 206-543-1044


Other Consulting Services

Dept of Statistics, Box 354322 

B-313 Padelford Hall

ph: 206-543-7237


Problem Description Form