Consulting

CSCAR consultants provide individualized support to UM researchers from all disciplines. We work with researchers to overcome challenges that arise in their investigations, including issues related to data analysis, study design, use of technical software, and interpretation and presentation of results.

CSCAR consultants can also review the data analysis and technical sections of manuscript drafts and grant proposals, and can provide strategies for responding to reviewer comments on submitted papers and proposals.

UM faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates participating in faculty-directed research are eligible to use our free, one-on-one consulting services. All UM researchers may register for CSCAR workshops, and are eligible to use our fee-based statistical service.

Types of consulting

CSCAR offers several types of consulting:

  • Consulting appointments: One-hour private consulting appointments with CSCAR staff can be used to address any design, analysis, or interpretation issues arising in a research project. Submit an appointment request online, or call our front desk (764-7828) to request an appointment. Appointments can be held in our Rackham offices, or remotely by phone, Skype, or Google Plus.
  • Walk-in consulting: Many issues can be resolved without an appointment by visiting the graduate student consultants at our front desk. Researchers are welcome to call or drop by during our operating hours.
  • Email consulting: We aim to respond to email questions within one working day. See here for our consulting email addresses.
  • Contract consulting: CSCAR staff can carry out statistical analyses and provide written reports of results and conclusions under a fee-based contract. Email cscar@umich.edu or call (734) 764-7828 for more information.