Statistical Consulting Group

Statistical Consulting Group

Get expert, low-cost support from the Rowan Statistical Consulting Group (SCG). Benefits of working with our faculty statisticians include:

  • Lowering study costs by optimizing statistical methodology aligned with your research needs
  • Free* grant and future publication preparation support related to statistical methodology and analyses, including responses to reviewer comments - shown to improve funding outcomes! 
  • Peace of mind knowing that your study used appropriate and effective statistical analyses
  • Getting an additional portion of indirect costs returned to you, when you include a Rowan SCG statistician in your grant!

*Simply include the SCG statistician on grants and publications on which they have worked

SCG faculty have expertise in a variety of fields and approaches. Examples include:

  • Biostatistics: study design, data cleaning, and statistical analyses such as t-test, ANOVA, chi-square, regressions, survival analysis, modeling, multivariate analysis, meta-analysis, propensity-score matching
  • Data Mining / Deep Learning / Machine Learning: dimensionality reduction, classification, clustering, decision trees, neural networks
  • Platforms: SAS, R, Python, JMP, SPSS

We have experience working with a variety of clients and projects including but not limited to academic institutions, hospital and health care systems, and non-profit organizations.

Learn more and get started below.

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SCG has options for direct billing of clients for our services or our statisticians can be hired through grants.  All paid work is performed under contract. Please review our rates below and fill out an interest form so that a representative can connect with you. 

Initial consults are free. We will also provide free grant and publication preparation support for the statistics portion of the proposal based on capacity (see below).

Client Types & Rates:

  • Rate within Rowan - grant proposal preparation and post-award execution 
    • Free preparation of statistics portion if statistician(s) involved are included on the grant budget as appropriate
    • Added benefit: 20% of IDC related to the statistician’s salary portion covered by the grant is returned to the PI**

  • Rate within Rowan - non-grant funded student project consult 
    • Variable; see note below

  • Rate within Rowan - non-grant funded
    • $150 / faculty hour
    • $40 / student hour

  • Academic institutions outside of Rowan
    • $200 / faculty hour
    • $60 / student hour

  • Industry or non-academic clients
    • $300 /faculty  hour
    • $80 / student hour

Note: If seeking support related to student projects, please fill out our interest form.  We will accept projects based on our current capacity and respond to let you know if and when we are able to fulfill this request.

**You must work with the CSM Dean’s office on your Cayuse Grant Proposal to ensure that the appropriate allocation is selected in order to receive this return.

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Fill out our interest form for any project inquiries.  Initial consultations are free.

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Additional questions can be emailed to

 SCG Directors:

Dr. Charalampos (Babis) Papachristou:

Dr. Umashanger (Uma) Thayasivam:

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“[SCG] asked me pertinent questions during the grant application writing process that led to a much better grant application. I resubmitted the grant application, got scored, and now I have received my award notice thanks in significant part to the contributions by [SCG].”

- Dr. Martin Job, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University