Division of Biostatistics
The Division of Biostatistics houses faculty and staff statisticians. Their major activities include: collaboration in basic, translational and clinical research; consulting on statistical questions in research; development of statistical methodology, teaching in the COH Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences and in the Clinical Investigation Training Program. The division operates the Cancer Center’s Biostatistics Core
, and supports coordinating centers for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, The NCRR Islet Cell Resource Centers and the California Cancer Consortium.
The Division of Clinical Research Information Support (CRIS) provides expertise in training and continuing education of clinical research staff, data quality assurance, data collection for observational databases, quality assurance, multi-center coordination for treatment and observational protocols, data collection for disease registries and transplant procedures at City of Hope, cancer registry, data entry, and Clinical Trials OnlineSM
(CTOL). The Division operates the protocol data managment component of the Cancer Center’s Clinical Protocol & Data Management Core (CPDMC)
The Division of Research Informatics (RI) includes systems analysts, application developers/ software engineers, database administrators/architects, Electronic Data Capture/TeleForms group, and decision support services. The staff within RI is specially trained to focus on the information systems requirements unique to the research domain. RI combines the administrative and clinical care data collected during the normal course of patient care with protocol-specific data collected for research purposes and makes it available for use in outcome assessment and analysis. The Division also operates the clinical research informatics component of the Cancer Center’s Clinical Protocol & Data Management Core (CPDMC)
Through the Biostatistics
and Clinical Protocol & Data Management
Cores, DIS faculty and staff follow NCI guidelines to provide support to Cancer Center members and City of Hope investigators.