Design and Analytics services

Children’s Minnesota Research Institute (CMRI) provides Children’s investigators with a wide range of services that support the entire spectrum of clinical research.  Here at Children’s, we all know that the work taken on by our providers and staff to improve patients’ lives and wellness is truly remarkable. That is why we believe it is of utmost importance that the work we do for kids is recognized in the broader community of experts and patients alike. This is where the Children’s Minnesota Research Institute’s Design and Analytics team comes in.

In addition, we are committed to encouraging new investigators and helping them develop their research skills. Our services can be tailored specifically to young investigators to give them the opportunity to conduct a research project, develop and strengthen their skills, and obtain funding.

Meet the Design and Analytics Team

Support services for all research projects

The Design and Analytics team provides the following services to investigators throughout Children’s.

Biostatistical support including database development, statistical design and analysis, data analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript and grant preparation.

Clinical data access and consulting including electronic health record access, extraction and data management, database design and study workflow, database programming, and REDCap database development.

Community-engaged research including finding community research partnerships, establishing evaluation plans, and addressing recruitment, retention and logistical issues.

Grant development including proposal planning and writing, logic model development, budget development integrating sustainability, evaluator, statistician and expert engagement.

Scientific writing including manuscripts, grant and website content assistance, presentation development, scientific writing coaching.

Study design and implementation including choosing type of study (case-control, cohort, trial, etc.), sampling strategy and selection of controls, measurement and quality control, randomization and blinding schemes, recruitment, retention and logistical issues, and implementation of both observational studies and clinical trials.

For more information, contact:
Mike Finch, PhD – [email protected]
Research Projects and Analytics Manager
Phone: 612-813-6366

Annual Report of Design and Analytics