Biostats & Epi

SCTR Design, Biostatistics & Epidemiology Consultations


Dr. Paul Nietert
Phone: 843-876-1204


MUSC - 135 Cannon Street



The goal of the SCTR Biostatics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) program is to provide methodological expertise to translational researchers. We assist SCTR pilot project investigators and K awardees, help investigators with Research Nexus protocol submissions, assist with grant submissions (e.g. sample size estimation, statistical analysis planning), and collaborate on manuscripts.

Multidisciplinary and translational research demands adherence to the highest standards of study design and statistical analysis, so a structured interplay between these components is fundamental to successful outcomes. By providing access to these tools we hope to transform institutional research design activities into an efficient and cohesive program dedicated to advancing clinical and translational research.


Consultations and services are availble to anyone. Request services through

All publications/projects utilizing SCTR Institute services are required to credit the CTSA grant.
The Grant Citation Language is:  "This publication [or project] was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, with an academic home at the Medical University of South Carolina, NIH/NCRR Grant number UL1 RR029882."