Core Director: Graham A Colditz, MD, DrPH
Core Co-Director: Rosy Luo, PhD

Siteman Biostatistics Shared Resource

The Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) Biostatistics and Qualitative Research Shared Resource (BQSR) fulfills a critical function by providing methodologic and analytic support for the development and conduct of scientifically sound, innovative cancer research at SCC. Advances in biotechnologies and computing systems/software increasingly require specialized expertise and tools for sophisticated statistical methodologies. Qualitative research requires sound methods and approaches that support rigor and best practice. The overarching goal of the BQSR is to provide a comprehensive, centralized, and accessible biostatistics and qualitative support infrastructure for all phases of cancer research; from study development and design to data collection, ongoing monitoring, and final analysis.

To request SBQSR services, complete the Service Request Form, and if first time user, please see the tutorial for iLab account registration here [PDF].

For fee-for-service: 
1. Submission of Agreement within 5 business days of request
2. Service Request Form
3. PI discussion with appropriate Biostatistician on requested services
4. Services Agreement Contract

For effort on a grant, please complete the following steps:
1. Submission of Agreement at least 5 business days in advance
2. Service Request Form
3. PI discussion with appropriate Biostatistician on requested services
4. Services Agreement Contract

Washington University Co-Authorship Guidelines apply. An author is considered to be an individual who has made substantial intellectual contributions to a scientific investigation.

Effective Sept. 2016, please be aware new federal requirements and ICMJE policies for timing of clinical trial registration and reporting of results may impact the timing of your collaboration with biostatisticians, and may also have implications for future funding.
For more information, please see:

  • Reporting of results on ClinicalTrials.gov within 365 days of completion of primary objective
  • Clinical trials registration at or before the time of first patient enrollment as a condition of consideration for publication

Publication Acknowledgement: If research supported by the Biostatistics Shared Resource results in publication, please acknowledge author(s) in the publication(s) and the support by including the following in your publication(s):

We thank the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO., for the use of the Biostatistics Shared Resource, which provided __________ service. The Siteman Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA091842, Eberlein, PI.

For information on the NIH Public Access Policy (PMCID), contact the NIH Public Access Policy or Becker Medical Library.

Location: 600 S. Taylor Avenue Building, Suite 2400, St. Louis, MO 63110.
See map and directions here.