MCATS Biostatistics

MCATS Biostastics offers high-quality and advanced biostatistical methods to underpin research


Ms. Anne Woollett

+61 3 83443802

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MCATS provides high-quality biostatistical consulting and collaborative support to The University of Melbourne researchers and our partners.

We contribute to health science by developing, applying and promoting appropriate biostatistical methods including:

  • clinical trials
  • longitudinal cohort studies, and
  • retrospective analyses of routinely collected data.

We strongly recommend engaging a biostatistician at the beginning of a project and including them as one of the members of an investigative team, as we continue to see results whereby the design, execution and interpretation of the research are strengthened and of the highest scientific quality.



We recommend consultation with one of our MCATS expert biostatisticians at all stages of a research project:

Design stage – development of the research question(s), selection of study design, sample size calculation, drafting of grant application, study protocol, statistical analysis plan, randomization, database design and ethics application;

Execution stage – quality control of data collection procedures (including ethical handling of data), interim analyses (including sample size recalculation), data and safety monitoring;

Completion stage – data cleaning and reproducible data processing, statistical analysis (especially where requiring skills to perform complex analyses using modern statistical techniques and software), preparation of written summaries (including graphical and tabular displays) of statistical analyses in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports, including valid interpretation of statistical findings;

Translational stage – interpretation and effective communication of research findings, leading to the development of policies and guidelines.


To discuss your project and our services, please contact:

Anne Woollett MCATS Manager
Manager, Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences (MCATS) research platform
Ph: 03 83443802
Mobile: 0438 561020
Email: or visit

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MCATS Biostatistics

The University of Melbourne, . L2 West, Medical Building (181), Grattan Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: The University of Melbourne

Biological Science categories: Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational, Computational Biology, Data storage

Tags: biostatistics