Research Consultation

CLEO can provide consultative support for research design and data analysis for health-related research.

CLEO is staffed with professionally trained biostatisticians, statistical programmers, physicians, data managers and data entry staff, and provides a wide range of biostatistical and epidemiological consulting services to University's biomedical research community and externally. 

Research Services Offered by CLEO

Support can range from quick questions or short-term projects to long-term collaborative work. Consultants work primarily with Stata, R and SPSS, but we can work with any software that is most convenient for the client.

More specifically, our services include:

Data Management

  • Development printing and distribution of Case Report Forms (CRFs)
  • Development and maintenance of clinical research databases
  • Data entry
  • Data cleaning

Study Design, Biostatistical Analysis and Programming

  • Sample size calculations
  • Randomization scheme development
  • Data modelling and analysis
  • Health economic studies
  • Meta-analysis and systematic review
  • Interpretation of analysis results
  • Development of publication quality tables and graphs
  • Independent manuscript review and analysis verification
  • Professional and scientific report-writing
  • Study design, protocol and statistical analysis plan development
  • Grant development

Clientele

Recent clients of the CLEO include:

  • ESHRE PGD Consortium, Brussels
  • Unit of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 2nd Pediatric Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 2nd Pediatric Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

We are involved in multiple grant applications and research projects funded by various organizations, university internal funds, and other funding sources.

Consulting Fee/Rates

Two hours of free service are provided for any health-related research project, for faculty or graduate students.

We can also provide additional free support on grant applications when CLEO personnel are included as co-investigators or statisticians in the grant application and budget.

The lead consultant will help estimate the number of hours or %FTE needed at the initial stage of each project and communicate with clients.

The fee schedule (excluding VAT) is as follows:

  • Master or PhD students: €30/hr
  • External Non-profits: €60/hr
  • External for Profits: €100/hr
  • Long term consulting services for students or departments will be charged at the following rates:
    • 20 hours a week €1,400/month
    • 10 hours a week €700/month

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CLEO was founded thanks to a grant of the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation, which has supported its function as the main donator since 2011 and continues to do so today.

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