Biostatistics at the Medical University of Vienna

Event Date: 
Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 12:00
sejna soba MF, Vrazov trg 2
Prof Michael Schemper, PhD

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.

About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


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