Welcome to the Institute of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology
Medical biometry and epidemiology contribute considerably to the progress of scientific knowledge in medicine. Medical Biometry deals primarily with interventional clinical trials. In Epidemiology, the main focus is on observational studies of large groups to identify the causes of diseases. Both subjects are of fundamental importance for medical research.
The number and complexity of statistical and epidemiological methods is increasing continuously. Accordingly, increasingly differentiated insights can be obtained from research data. At the same time, progress in methodological research can lead to substantial changes regarding the recommended evaluation strategies.
For this reason, the responsible authorities and public sponsors as well as the scientific journals demand a comprehensive and statistically well-informed evaluation concept for all medical research projects. Statistically well planned studies have better funding rates and their results are generally published faster in high ranking journals.
The Institute for Medical Biometry and Epidemiology (director: Prof. Dr. Heiko Becher, deputy director: Prof. Dr. Antonia Zapf) comprises of the units epidemiology (Head: Prof. Dr. Becher) and medical biometry (Head: Prof. Dr. Zapf).
Our more than 25 employees are engaged in manifold activities - research, teaching and in the biometrical as well as epidemiological consulting.
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For more information about our diverse activities please find our institute's leaflet here. (in German)