Presentation on theme: "Department of Biostatistics Growth and Finance. Department as of December 2014 32 faculty (not including secondary and adjunct appointments) – 20 Tenured."— Presentation transcript:
Department of Biostatistics Growth and Finance
Department as of December faculty (not including secondary and adjunct appointments) – 20 Tenured or Tenure-track – 12 Non-tenure Track 15 staff biostatisticians 7 computational staff 24 graduate students – 15 PhD (3 first year) – 9 Masters (3 first year)
Collaboration 10 department-based projects – 9 federal, 1 other 4 VA IPA agreements – 3 additional in process 200 projects based in other departments, centers, and institutes – 162 federal, 38 other 36 internal collaborative projects funded with institutional resources
FY16 Budget Additional Support Requested Funding institutional academic time at 10% for tenure-track faculty (exclusive of teaching effort) Research project gap funding at 5% for non-tenure track faculty VA research project gap funding for new hires Seminar coverage
BCC Changes All faculty and staff time reflected as percentage effort to projects ‘Scientific Resource Fee’ billed monthly through the BCC – $8,500 annually * total faculty and staff effort – Exception only for projects funding a biostatistical core (e.g. U, P, SPORE)
BCC Changes Scientific Resource Fee: The department utilizes robust computing technologies and innovative methodologies to manage complex analyses. This scientific resource fee covers costs necessary to perform the work of biostatisticians and computer systems analysts. These resources are directly related to the many technologies used and types of data generated across multiple disciplines that biostatisticians must competently handle.
BCC Changes Budget Justification: The Biostatistics Collaboration Center at Vanderbilt (BCC) is a university sponsored core resource whose goal is to provide for, enhance, and/or facilitate statistical collaborations involving the design, conduct, analysis or publication of biomedical research at the university. The Department of Biostatistics is comprised of biostatisticians who are available to work with faculty on a variety of projects. They offer a wide range of highly trained experts with unique expertise for almost any collaboration. The department has considerable expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of large scale clinical trials and research design for basic biomedical research. Varying levels of expertise are also available for consultation, from masters level trained biostatisticians to full professors. The BCC is a revenue-neutral university resource. Rates are based on the technological and innovative resources necessary to perform collaborative services described above. Rates have been calculated based on department personnel dedicated to research activities, explicitly excluding common professional activities not related to this specific project (e.g., teaching, seminars, administration, service, etc.). Vanderbilt University annually reviews the BCC to ensure that it is in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133. Rates are adjusted annually to ensure that the BCC is operating on a strict non-profit cost recovery basis.