Data Management and Statistical/Mathematical Analysis Training

The training and mentoring of CFAR investigators, especially those early in their careers, is an important goal of the CFAR Biometrics Core. Through partnerships with other UW/Fred Hutch CFAR groups, we not only provide services directly but also build capacity so that study team personnel can take on many future tasks independently. Included here are a few materials that have been developed during the course of these partnerships.

Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP): Template    (Note: This template is aimed for use with randomized trials. However with some modifications it can be used for non-randomized studies and secondary analyses.)

Data management syntax using: Stata SAS

REDCap: Data dictionary, Instrument designations, and Data restructuring syntax (using: Stata SAS)

Correlated and longitudinal data analysis: Notes1 Notes2

Time-to-event (survival) data analysis: Notes


Viral Dynamics Mathematical Modeling Training

The Viral Dynamics Primer is intended to introduce the concepts of viral dynamics to researchers who are conducting studies of this type, are analyzing data from studies of this type, or who would like to learn more about research in this area. No experience in mathematics or statistics is assumed. 


Link to Dr Jim Hughes’ Stata Tutorial videos:


Please feel free to contact core staff for additional discussions and resources.



We have found that it is most useful to collaborate with investigators as early as possible during a project, for example even before study aims are finalized. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a Request For Consultation, which will be used to help coordinate biostatistical and other quantitative support for manuscripts, abstracts, and meeting presentations.  When submitted, this form will be sent to the Biometrics Core Director (Sarah Holte, sholte at and Core Manager (Ken Tapia, ktapia at

Sarah Holte, PhD

CFAR Biometrics Core Director

Phone: (206) 744-3647

E-mail: sholte at