Methodological Support Unit

Developed by: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Biodonostia


This Unit has the mission to promote quality research and to procure external resources for research projects; its main function is to provide methodological and biostatistical support to other researchers, both inside and outside the Institute.

The Unit provides the following services:

  • Design of the project in collaboration with the client, drawing up a draft project in which:

    • The theoretical model and hypotheses are specified and set in motion.

    • Objectives are set.

    • The research strategy is selected: design.

    • The methodology to be used is described: study population, inclusion and exclusion criteria, sampling type, calculation of sample size, definition of variables and data collection process.

    • The statistical analysis plan is designed.

    • Limitations are envisaged and how to prevent or minimise them.

  • Design and creation of data bases for research studies.

  • Statistical analysis.

  • Interpretation and presentation of results (tables, graphs, etc.).

  • Teaching on statistics tools.

Manager: Cristina Sarasqueta Eizaguirre.

Contact (Tel./email): +34 943 006077;