The Research Design and Biostatistics (RDB) Core of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC) provides centralized support and capacity building for appropriate and rigorous research design, biostatistics, data management and research ethics necessary to translate basic and clinical research focused on minority health and/or health disparities into practice and policy.
Our overall goal is to enhance and consolidate the existing research infrastructure to increase research productivity, particularly in the areas of health disparities and to facilitate intra-institutional and multi- or inter-disciplinary collaborations. This goal directly serves the mission and vision of the PRCTRC to address health disparities in Hispanic populations and support the development of minority researchers in clinical and translational research.
The RDB Core actively contributes to help accomplish the aims of the PRCTRC by:
Providing support to clinical and translational research projects initiated by investigators for all aspects of research from the pre-application conceptual phase, the planning phase, the implementation phase to the analysis and publication phase, to address existing health disparities in Hispanics. To request our services visit (please re-direct to the page of Request Service and hyperlink the word visit).
Training in research design, statistical methods, data management and research ethics to assist junior, mid-level and senior investigators in developing clinical and translational research. To view our calendar of activities visit (please re-direct to the section of training calendar and hyperlink the word visit).
Promoting multi- or inter-disciplinary translational research by linking researchers from diverse disciplines conducting related research on health disparities in order to foster collaborations to pursue potential funding opportunities.
The overall goal of the RDB core is to enhance and consolidate the existing research infrastructure to increase research productivity, particularly in the areas of health disparities in Hispanic populations and to facilitate intra-institutional and multi- or inter-disciplinary collaborations.