Data Management and Statistical Analysis

UNC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Data Management and Statistical Analysis

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Core Personnel
Core Director: Margaret Burchinal, Ph.D.

Core Keywords
Data management; statistical analysis; statistical and data management assistance

Core Description

The overall objectives of the Data Management and Statistical Analysis Core (DMSA) are to enhance the productivity of NDRC investigators and to enhance the quality of their research. The DMSA continues to meet its goals to assist MRDDRC projects with study design, data management, and statistical analysis. This assistance has ranged from simple consultation to answering specific data management or analysis questions, to collaborative involvement from the design stage through proposal writing, data collection and management, to the publication of results.


The Data Management and Statistical Analysis Core provides services through every stage of a research project including:

  • writing grant proposals;
  • developing efficient experimental designs;
  • designing data collection instruments and conducting pilot tests;
  • designing and implementing database management systems;
  • supervising execution of the study and collection of data;
  • operating database management systems to clean, store, and retrieve and archive data;
  • performing statistical analyses and writing research papers and reports

Last Edited: 12/13/10 12:00 AM by Oksana Klimova