The Department developed teaching and practical modules to conduct workshops for different groups of researchers like medical, behavioral, and nursing professionals. In addition statistical consultation for various research projects and research thesis in design, sample size calculation, tool development, statistical analysis and interpretation of data. The Biostatistical Consultation Unit of the department of Biostatistics is the leading research consultation facility available at NIMHANS. It uses advanced analytical tools and offers high standard of comprehensive consultation in various stages of the research leading to quality publications. The Department is providing statistical consultation to various research projects conducted by Government and non-government agencies.
The department also provides internship facility for postgraduate Biostatistics students from other universities. The faculty of the department have also been guiding students for Ph.D in Biostatistics and till now 15 students have received their Ph.D and 9 more are pursuing. In addition, the faculty have also been Joint-guides for a number of Ph.D theses, MD, DM, MCh theses submitted from different departments in the institute. The faculty have also contributed to scientific literature in the form of publications as authors /joint authors published in various national/international journals. They have also contributed chapters to textbooks.
The faculty from the department conduct Biostatistics and Research Methodology workshops to cater the needs of medical and dental researchers. We also provide training in statistical analysis of research data using SPSS, Stata, R, etc. The publications and various workshop conducted by Dr. K Thennarasu, Dr. Marimuthu, Dr. Mariamma Philip and Dr. B. Binukumar are available under the faculty profile.