Statistics Support for University Researchers

IRSA is accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Statistical Collaboration Program

Program summary

This program provides researchers across the university with access to expertise from
teams of graduate students at the University of Minnesota School of Statistics. Students will
meet with you online to learn about your study, understand your scientific queries, and
translate those into statistical questions. Over the course of the collaboration they’ll
propose solutions, implement them, and share the results. Students will prepare a
deliverable (e.g. poster, report, or presentation).

Program details

  • Program participants must designate a faculty, post-doc, or a graduate student as a primary collaborator. This primary collaborator must have direct knowledge of the study, including the basic scientific questions involved, how the data were collected or the nature of experiments/surveys to be designed, and be available to meet with the student collaborators at least once a week for the duration of the program.
  • The engagement period for this program is 10 hours per week for eight weeks; this typically coincides with a summer term, but timing is flexible depending on research needs.
  • Barbara Kuzmak, PhD, will be involved in the initial meetings and will advise the Statistics student collaborators at regular intervals as necessary.
  • You are invited to include students in the life of your research group so they can better understand what you do and also provide advice and guidance on additional statistics and data science topics.

How to apply

To apply for this program please fill out the APPLICATION FORM. Priority will be given to those who show interest by April 20.