Biostatistics at the Medical University of Vienna
How did the current structure for Biostatistics at the Medical University of Vienna evolve over the decades, what have been the driving forces? The historical development is reflected first and then the current situation of Biostatistics is reviewed in the context of the huge Medical University, based on some figures. The areas of methodological research and the teaching load receive attention as well as the consulting activity for clinical researchers and the commitment for the ethics committees. The annual output by Biostatistics is quantified. The talk concludes with three credos for past and future of Biostatistics in medical environments.