STATCOM - University of Michigan

STATCOM (Statistics in the Community) at the University of Michigan is a community outreach program provided by graduate students in the Departments of Biostatistics, Statistics, and the Program for Survey Methodology at University of Michigan. The program offers the expertise of statistics graduate students, free of charge, to non-profit governmental and community organizations in the areas of data organization, analysis, and interpretation. 

Services Provided by STATCOM 

 Advice and assistance are offered on a wide variety of statistical issues including: 

  • Use of data to improve decision making processes
  • Survey/sample design and analysis
  • Design and analysis of studies and experiments
  • Graphical methods of summarizing and gaining meaning from data
  • Use of data to detect trends and make predictions and projections.

STATCOM is able to assist with study design, data analysis, and the interpretation of results, but does not have the resources to collect or enter data.

About our Volunteers

Our volunteers are students who are interested in serving the community through statistical consulting projects. Our volunteers are mainly comprised of graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics (M.S. and Ph.D.). Students in other departments (e.g., Statistics, Survey Methodology) are also members of STATCOM. Faculty members serve an advisory role in STATCOM, providing leadership, assistance with client meetings, and statistical consulting advice as needed, especially in initial consultations. However, projects are conducted and led by our student volunteers.

Contacting STATCOM

Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: statcom-um@umich.edu