The Clinical and Translational Research Organization's (CTRO) Study Design and Analysis Core (SDAC) provides collaboration, consultation and services on study design and data analysis to investigators at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and their collaborators.
The primary objective of SDAC is to assist investigators at each stage of a study's lifecycle, including refining the research question, study design, mid-study evaluation and the analysis, interpretation and reporting of results. The services of the core are matched to the needs of each investigator and range from collaboration to routine service support to enhance the research efforts of investigators. The core also collaborates with the Database Management core to provide integrated and comprehensive support for clinical research.
The services of the core are matched to the needs of each investigator, and range from collaboration to routine service support to enhance the research efforts of investigators. Specific types of support include, but are not limited to:
Protocol development and review
Publication development and review
Abstracts/Manuscripts: We provide assistance with the writing of the methods, results and discussion sections of abstracts and manuscripts. We also help with the presentation of the results using appropriate tables, graphs and figures.
General statistical advice
- You can also contact us with all other research design and analysis questions.
Ernest Amankwah, PhD
Director, Study Design & Analysis
All Children’s Hospital