Consulting Information

The Department of Statistics offers free statistical consulting to the Columbia community.  Consulting is available by appointment only.

To arrange a consultation, please email One of our statistical consultants will get back to you shortly.

So that you are assigned the right consultant for the job, please make a note of the following in your e-mail.

  • Your department or organization at Columbia;
  • Your research hypothesis or study objectives;
  • The study design or data collection method;
  • Nature of the data (including a description of relevant variables, data structure, and data type);
  • Statistical methods or models with which you intend to analyze your data;
  • Software package(s) you are using;
  • What type of consulting you need (study design, development of analysis strategy, data analysis, reporting/interpretation of results)
  • Your timeline