The NUS Medicine Biostatistics Unit (BSU) was formed in July 2004 when Dr Chan Yiong Huak was recruited to provide biostatistics advice to the academics in the then Faculty of Medicine, and clinicians in the National University Hospital. The unit has since grown with a current staff strength of 3 experienced biostatisticians.
The primary objective of BSU is to enhance the quality of research and biostatistical knowledge of the medical community through collaborations on research projects and biostatistical training courses.
- Provision of consultations on design of experiment concepts, biostatistical advice and sample size calculations services to academics, clinicians and healthcare professionals in their research work.
- Collaborations for research projects as a biostatistical counterpart and co-authorship for publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Provision of biostatistics training courses to equip academics, clinicians and healthcare professionals with the essential biostatistical knowledge for quality research
- Co-supervision (biostatistics) for PhD/Master medical researchers