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Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (BRANCH)


The Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (BRANCH) provides expertise in statistical analysis and study design. We are located in the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine suite on the 5th floor of Research Building III. 


Services offered:

-Statistical analysis and epidemiological methods, including a report of methods and results 
-Interpretation of statistical results, including those for manuscript reviews
-Assistance with hypothesis formation and development of specific aims
-Selection of research design and guidance on appropriate statistical methods
-Assistance with selecting appropriate study populations, control groups or matching characteristics
-Assistance with selecting appropriate measures of exposures and outcomes
-Selection of appropriate datasets for secondary analysis
-Development of analysis plans
-Power and sample size calculations
-Survey development and validation
-Grant preparation 
-Development of new statistical methods

To request assistance from the Biostatistics Core, please see instructions on the Request Services tab.


To Order Services

To order BRANCH services, you will need a new customer account with iLab. To order a service for the first time, you must register for an account.

To register for an account, go here:

Enter your normal network username and password (you do not need to enter your domain - research, Hospital, etc). You will be prompted to fill out a registration form.

*Pay particular attention to the first question. If you select Research Funds you will be registered as a Research user and only have access to Research Funds. If you select Hospital Funds you will be registered as a Hospital user and have access to both Research and Hospital funds. Click "Request Account" to finish your registration. It will take up to 24 hours to set up your account. You will be notified when you are accepted into your lab and have access to place an order.

Note :  you must be accepted into your requested lab before you will have access to order.


Internal users can find more information here: http://rex/RIT/Training/eCores

*NOTE: Make sure that the IRB field is filled out.  If you do not have an IRB number yet, please enter “NA” in the box.  If you receive a message that says “please fill the custom field next to the request name at the top”, please go back and verify that the IRB field has been completed.



Technical Support:

Please contact for iLab assistance and/or problems submitting a request:

iLab Support


Submit a ticket to the NCH Help Desk


Name Role Phone Email Location
Guy Brock, PhD
(614) 355-5647