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The Biostatistics and Computational Biology Unit (BCBU) is comprised of a nationally recognised cluster of biostatisticians and computational biology specialists within the University of Otago, Christchurch, and affiliates.

The BCBU core competencies are biostatistics and bioinformatics applied in biomedical science. Our core activities are collaborative research, consultancy and teaching.

Our goals are:

  • Research at the University of Otago Christchurch uses best practise and state of the art quantitative methodologies to produce innovations in medical science.
  • Quantitative scientists are fully integrated into research programmes, actively contributing to funding applications, study design, publications, research conferences and post graduate teaching.

Biostatistics consultations are available free to UOC staff, although biostatistians should be included in costings for grant applications and thesis students .

Thesis students and their supervisors are encouraged to consult a statistician early in their project.

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