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Three Challenges for the Non-Clinical Biostatistician

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Statisticians are often categorized into two groups: clinical and nonclinical. The nonclinical statistician encompasses most areas where studies were not involved in a clinic. This wide variety of work means that nonclinical biostatisticians have a wide variety of challenges to face. Of all these challenges, three main ones were discussed at the 2015 Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference (NBC) at Villanova, PA this past fall. While no finite solution was reached, several statisticians presented possibilities to overcome these obstacles. One of these challenges is assay development. Similar to a clinical trial study design, a nonclinical biostatistician uses different assay structures to reach…

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