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Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
​​Objectives: 

The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Section plays an important role in the Health Sciences Research Center. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related events while Biostatistics is the application of statistical methods to a wide range of topics in biology. The section was developed to promote research and training in health-related research for PNU and KAAUH staff and students. Collaborations with institutes outside PNU are also welcome.
The section aims to fulfill HSRC's research, clinical and educational missions to improve health through leadership and collaborations in epidemiologic studies of patients, communities and populations. The section carries out epidemiologic research studies and also provides several important services.


Services:

1.Data Clinic – a free research consultation service that assists researchers from PNU and KAAUH (staff and students*) in the conduct of theoretically sound and ethical research through guidance on research methodology including:

Selecting a research question
Writing study objectives
Selecting an appropriate study design
Questionnaire design
Sample selection and sample size calculation 
Data analysis and interpretation

Since its initiation in 2016, the Data Clinic has assisted with over 200 projects.
The data clinic services are free of charge, however, if any work is published or presented in any form, then the Health Sciences Research Center should be acknowledged.

Link to request form ( press here )
Please email form to hsrc-DC@pnu.edu.sa​

2.Project Collaboration – Researchers with potential research ideas or proposals may collaborate with a member of our staff to provide greater epidemiological or bio-statistical support and thus be a co-investigator (co-author) on the project. This is available for staff only. 

3.Arabic Health Measures Program – (press here)

4.Training – 
•Internship program for Epidemiology interns 
•Research Methodology Workshops  (press here)
•Data Science in Health Research Workshops (press here)


Staff

There are 5 Epidemiologists and one part time consultant biostatistician.
PNU academic staff epidemiologists also provide part time consultations.


Contact Information: hsrc-DC@pnu.edu.sa



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