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Exploratory and Confirmatory Analyses

Clinical trials often aim to establish two key parameters about a novel treatment or device: They should show that the product is safe and efficacious.

What are descriptive statistics?

Descriptive statistics summarize a sample, for example the group of patients included in a clinical trial. They have to be distinguished from inductive and explorative


What is a parameter or variable?

What do statisticians mean when they talk about parameters or variables? In the frame of a clinical study, a variable is something that can be



It is a widely spread view that biostatisticians should be involved only after data has been collected. But involving a biostatistician already in the planning

Workday of a Medical Writer

A medical writer is responsible for producing well-structured documents presenting scientific, clinical, educational, or promotional information clearly and concisely. In clinical trials, delivery of these


Career as a Medical Writer

Medical writing offers an opportunity to learn about various health fields, medical conditions, as well as drugs, medical devices and treatments. There is a wide

Sponsorship as a service (“SPaaS”)

The new MDR requires small to midsize medical device companies to take over sponsor responsibilities for their clinical trials. Some companies find they cannot take