Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD)

Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. The Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) course will be held on April 5-6, 2018 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Conference Center, Balcony C on the Bethesda Campus. SARD is designed to provide an overview on the general principles of statistical analysis of research data.  The first day will feature univariate data analysis, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, one- and two-sample inferential statistics. The second day will feature bivariate data analysis including bivariate statistics, linear regression non-parametric tools and goodness of fit tests.

  • The participation of NIH/NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows is encouraged. 
  • Class size is limited to the first 50 registrants.

The Instructor

Paul Thurman, M.B.A.
Columbia University


Course Materials


The deadline for registration is March 30, 2018. The first 50 registrants will be accommodated. The registration form is available online,click here to register. The course will be directed by Dr. Terry Moody, phone (240-276-7785). 

Location and General Information

  • Bethesda campus – Natcher Conference Center, Balcony C
  • This is a 2-day course (April 5-6, 2018)
  • The sessions will start at 9:00 AM
  • A lunch break will occur from 12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM
  • The sessions will conclude at 5 PM

Related Training Opportunities

This course is part of a developing curriculum for training of NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Each Fall, a course in "Translational Research in Clinical Oncology"(TRACO) hosted by Dr. Terry Moody is offered primarily for NIH postdoctoral fellows.

Also "Demystifying Medicine for PhDs" has 2 hours of lecture each week from January-May and the course is hosted by Dr. Irvin M. Arias. For additional opportunities for postdoctoral training at NIH, view


More Information

Contact Dr. Terry Moody at
or by phone: 240-276-7785.

Organizing Committee

William. D. Figg, Pharm.D.
Terry Moody, Ph.D.
Jonathan Wiest, Ph.D.