Research Support Center


INFORMATION

Research Support Center at MCG

 
 
Jennifer Waller, PhD
 JENNIFER WALLER, PhD

 Professor & Director of RSC
706-721-0814
jwaller@augusta.edu
AE-1011
 
Patricia Hall, MS
 Patricia Hall, MS

 Research Support Center Manager
706-721-2947 
pathall@augusta.edu
AE-1012
 
Lifang Zhang, MS
 Lifang Zhang, MS

 Biostatistician
706-721-4453 
lizhang@augusta.edu
AE-1013

 

Specific services offered by the RSC include assistance in design of clinical trials, experimental design, power and sample size estimation, randomization, data entry, data management, modeling, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation. The Center also can help designing, conduct and analyze surveys. Consulting is provided by Biostatistics faculty and staff. Staff consultants are supervised by a member of the faculty.

Also through the RSC, the Biostatistics & Epidemiology supports the research mission of all units of Augusta University by providing collaborative research support throughout all phases of internal and external grant proposal preparations and funded research, serving as co-investigators in the grants. Similar collaborative support is also provided to external researchers.

The consultation fee is $120 per hour for faculty/staff/affiliates of Augusta University ($240 per hour for all others). The initial hour-long consultation meeting to discuss the project and the scope of the work involved is provided free of charge to all Augusta University investigators. 

For data entry services, the charges are $20 per hour for Augusta University faculty/staff/affiliates, and $40 per hour for all others.

Grant preparation support is offered to Augusta University researchers free of charge, provided that the RSC faculty is a co-investigator in the proposal with a funding request for significant percent effort.

After the initial consultation, a cost estimate is provided.

A 50% surcharge is imposed for work needed within one week.

Where meaningful intellectual contribution to the formulation of a research question or the analytic scheme for a research paper has been provided by the statistical consultant, it is expected that Biostatistics personnel will be offered co-authorship on consequent publications and presentations.

If the investigator is a student, resident or fellow, his/her faculty advisor must be present at least at the initial meeting.

A consulting application form must be completed online before an appointment can be scheduled. This form is used in matching the client’s needs with the proper statistical expertise in order to ensure the best possible services. Following review of the application, an appointment will be arranged with the client for the initial consultation.

The consulting application form and additional information can be accessed directly from this website or by contacting:

Research Support Center (RSC) 
1469 Laney Walker Blvd,
AE 1005 (Pavilion I) 
Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912 
Phone: (706) 721-2947
Fax: (706) 721-6294 

Patricia Hall, MS, Manager 
Phone: (706) 721-2947
E-mail: pathall@augusta.edu


Dr. Jennifer Waller, Director and Professor 
Phone: (706) 721-0814
E-mail: jwaller@augusta.edu

 

INTERESTED IN A CONSULTATION?

A consulting application form must be completed online before an appointment can be scheduled. This form is used in matching the client’s needs with the proper statistical expertise in order to ensure the best possible services.


CONSULTING APPLICATION