Data Analysis & Biostatistics Resources

Helpful Resources for Clinical Researchers & Doctors


Selection of recommended biostatistics and complex systems related reference texts clinical study design and data analysis techniques, as well as other topics. Includes practical applications for advanced and niche topics.


BioMed Central

How to share data with a statistician (useful blog article):


Using SAS via Citrix Receiver

Are you trying unsuccessfully to access an SAS remotely via your institution using Citrix Receiver? This step-by-step guide may help.

Transforming Skewed Data
​If you’re wondering which data transformation to apply to your skewed data for the purposes of parametric testing, this article may help. It outlines square root, log and inverse approaches for situations of low, medium, high, left and right skew. 


Handbook of Biological Statistics 
General guide to various quantitative and qualitative biostatistical methods (handbook):
McDonald, J.H. 2014. Handbook of Biological Statistics (3rd ed.). Sparky House Publishing, Baltimore, Maryland.

Practical guidance and resources with some basic quantitative statistical methods using SPSS, SAS, Stata and R (website):
Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), UCLA.

JAMA Network Guide to Statistics and Medicine
A comprehensive collection of essays on the latest statistical techniques for advanced applications in clinical research.
JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewedmedical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. Content includes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of biomedicine.

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Literature review and meta-analysis (handbook):
Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011.

SHELF Framework (Sheffield Elicitation Framework) for the elicitation of expert probabilistic judgements. Includes access to free online course. Useful in the determination of Bayesian priors for the development of Bayesian statistical models and Bayesian meta-analysis.

Clinical Trials Australia
A comprehensive list of resources for conducting clinical trials in Australia, including topics such as legislation, regulation and guidelines; site capacity feasibility and authorisation; ethical considerations; forms, fees and other resources; trial registration, research monitoring and publishing results – and more:

AI assisted antibody selection. Run successful experiments with the right antibody based on published proof that they work:


Mind The Graph
Online infograph maker. Create a vast array of detailed scientific info-graphics for your research papers, reports or presentations:

Take your presentation beyond Power Point. Easy to use with a fantastic variety of templates. 


A social network for doctors. SERMO is the place to talk about real world medicine:

Data World
A social network for data analysts with free down-loadable data sets:


STATA publications relevant to clinical data analysis

​STATA training options – online and offline courses

STATA video tutorials relevant to the analysis of clinical data

UCLA Institute for Digital Learning and Education
contains information on classes, seminars, learning modules, support pages, as well as how to acquire and run the software. You will also find statistical analysis examples and annotated output, as well as information on more advanced Stata programs for ANOVA.