The Center for Biomedical Statistics (CBS) provides statistical collaboration at every stage of a research study. ITHS members can contact us to set up a free 2-hours consultation to receive expert advice on topics such as study design, data collection, and analysis methods. Biostatistical collaboration for University of Washington and Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) investigators and trainees is coordinated through the Center for Biomedical Statistics (CBS). The CBS plays a pivotal, collaborative role in biomedical research from the initial design stage to the final reporting phase. Specific guidance regarding design and analysis options for proposed studies is provided, including assistance in the preparation of grant proposals. The CBS also provides expertise in conjunction with Biomedical Informatics with electronic data capture (EDC). Statistical support and collaboration is also provided to non-ITHS investigators subject to availability and in accordance to our Policies.