Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
SANCHES, Odécio; AMARANTE, Cristina M. C. and IGUCHI, Takumi. Statistical consulting and the Applied Statistical Laboratory at Ensp-Fiocruz. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1992, vol.8, n.1, pp. 41-49. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1992000100005.
The issue of statistical consulting in academic institutions to life sciences researchers is presented. In order to justify the importance of statistical methods in this area, a brief account of biostatistical ideas is made. Different types of statistical consulting are then presented, followed by the report of a current and local experience at the National School of Public Health, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Finally, some recommendations are made.
Keywords : Biostatistics; Health Research; Statistical Consulting; Applied Statistics.