The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is partnering with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) to provide members with biostatistical support and the infrastructure to execute disease-based clinical research. Faculty and staff of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) are experienced at applying biostatistical methodological and ethical principles across a broad array of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research projects.


Free to all CCTST Members

  • Advising on research designs, including project implementation, data collection methods, and statistical analyses (up to 1 hr)
  • Training and access to REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) for research studies
  • Reviewing REDCap Data Base Structure

To obtain assistance for the services listed above complete the request form on “Research Central” tab.


  • Collaboration on study design- including power and sample-size analyses
  • Grant / Protocol development or review
  • Statistical analyses
  • Case report form design and development
  • Database design and development
  • On-going data quality assurance

To obtain assistance for the services listed above, contact the Data Management and Analysis Center (DMAC) -


DHC investigators have access to tissues and genomic samples.

  • For access to banked tissues and accompanying clinical data submit an email to to obtain an investigator-specific login for access to the Biomaterial Tracking and Management System. 
  • For access to samples through the Discover Together Biobank, send your request to  

DHC Subsidy

The DHC will subsidize the fee-for-service cost by providing 25% of the total charge with a subsidy limit of $1,200 per DHC member per year. This subsidy is subject to change based upon the availability of funds. 

To ensure that you receive the subsidy, be sure to select a budget number that qualifies as supporting digestive disease research when prompted for the payment source in the CORES online ordering system.