Statistical Support and Critical Appraisal

We have supplied some supporting text on how to gather and critically analyse the current body of knowledge in your particular area of interest.

In addition HSE staff based in the Mid-West may avail statistical support for their research.

The Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) is based in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. The unit aims to provide a professional statistical consulting service and to promote good statistical practice amongst researchers in the University, Industry and in the Health Sector.

The services provided by the SCU include both one-to-one consultation and the running of courses for larger groups. A more detailed description of the courses on offer can be found in the Courses section.

If you have any queries or would like to contact the SCU to organise a course or individual consultation then the details are available in the contact section of this site. Add link and contact details here

As well as the main SCU which provides services within UL and to industry there are now two further Centres. These are the Applied Biostatistics Consulting Centre (ABCc) based mainly within the Graduate Medical School which provides Biostatistical Consultancy services to the HSE West and the Medical School as well as advice on study design and methodology to other researchers within the Health Sciences. The second centre is Cstar (Centre for Support Training Analyses and Research) is a joint initiative with the Dept of Public Health & Population Sciences at UCD. This new service which has been funded by the HRB provides advice and consultancy services to health researchers throughout the Republic of Ireland – most of these services being provided by the ABCc staff.