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CCEB Research Support Services


The CCEB/DBE serves as an interdisciplinary resource for clinical research throughout the School of Medicine. CCEB/DBE faculty have expertise across a wide range of statistical methods and research designs, and have extensive experience working with biomedical and clinical investigators in diverse disciplines. Services include support for the development and implementation of studies of all sizes from small pilot studies to large-scale, multicenter clinical trials, collaborative clinical and patient-oriented research, and multi-institutional health services research projects. Long-term collaborations with CCEB/DBE faculty are encouraged.

You may request any of the CCEB research support services described below by completing the CCEB Research Services Request Form.


Service Centers

Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC)

The Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC) is a University of Pennsylvania service center offered by the Perelman School of Medicine's Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The BAC is staffed by professionally trained biostatisticians, biostatistical programmers, data managers and data entry staff, and provides a wide range of biostatistical and epidemiological consulting services to the University's biomedical research community and externally. 

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your research and to explore how we can best support your research goals.

Clinical Research Computing Unit (CRCU)

The CRCU provides a full range of clinical data management and research computing services essential for the conduct of clinical research projects. Support is provided to single-site studies, as well as to multicenter clinical trials for which the CRCU is equipped to serve as data coordinating center. CRCU staff design study documents (protocol, manual of procedures, case report forms), develop remote data capture systems with built-in quality checks and reporting features that are maintained in a secure environment, provide data entry and data cleaning services, as well as project management services, including support with regulatory compliance requirements and site-related activities.