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Section of epidemiology

Statistical Consultancy

Services Provided

The Section of Epidemiology provides free advice on all aspects of epidemiology and biostatistics to staff and students within Vetsuisse. This includes advice on study design and planning; assistance with statistical analyses of study data; and provision of training courses. Prior to consultation we highly recommend to take a course in basic biostatistics or epidemiology. Such courses are provided by our group (see agenda) or the VPH Institute of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern, or other course providers. For Masters students seeking advice we suggest that the supervisor comes along for the first meeting, because decisions on data usage, study design and analyses need to be in line with the primary intention of the project.
To arrange a consultation please contact Prof. Torgerson. Please also fill in and submit a form which will substantially accelerate our consultation work.

Form for statistical consultancy (DOCX, 19 KB)

Introduction to Study Design

For a first introduction to study design please use our e-learning tool in OLAT estats (in German). If you are already familiar with the subject, we encourage you to consult the links provided on the right regarding the international standards for publication and study design depending on the study you would like to conduct.

Epi Brown Bag Seminar

Epi Brown Bag

An open Epi Brown-Bag Seminar is organized by our team at lunchtime (from noon to 1 pm). During this time, participants can ask any epidemiology/ biostats question related to clinical studies. If possible, we will answer your question right away, otherwise we will post a link with further explanations later.

For announcements of the next seminar please check our news section.

Short summaries of previous events can be found below:

Weiterführende Informationen


Paul Torgerson
Office TBA 10.11
Phone +41 44 635 90 41

Agenda Abteilung Veterinärepidemiologie

Zurich R Courses

The University of Zürich and the ETH are offering courses on the use of the statistical software R. They range from basics to advanced applications: