Data Analysis

The Biostatistics/Data Management and Analysis team consists of a statistician, two statistical analysts, a data manager, and data entry personnel. All data analysis performed at CTRC is under the direction of the statistician, who is responsible for the design, execution, and reporting of statistical analyses based on the requirements of individual projects. Analysis reliability is assured by independent analysis verification.

The data manager is responsible for the receipt of data, data security, data entry, and the design and implementation of databases and data verification programs. All data are managed using SAS® software. A maintenance contract with SAS® ensures software versions are always current. The hardware platform is an Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 1U rackmount server running the CentOS Linux operating system. Data reliability is ensured by independent double entry.

Security is provided by restricted access to each project account.

CTRC maintains a contract with Dalhousie University to house the Intel workstation in a temperature-controlled room which is also protected from fire and smoke damage. Maintenance and support for the machine includes a weekly full tape backup and daily differential tape backup.

Contact: Donna MacKinnon-Cameron, Data Manager
Tel: (902) 470-7011
Email: Donna.MacKinnon-Cameron@dal.ca
Fax: (902) 470-7232