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Statistical Services

Let’s promote your medical research projects!

The SAKK statistical services have successfully supported various clients’ projects in areas such as radiotherapy, palliative care, surgical treatment, quality of life, translational research and pre-clinical experiments. As cited by Shaw (2001), statistics is a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty. The objective of statistical analysis is to discover what conclusions can be drawn from data and to present these conclusions in as simple and lucid a form as is consistent with accuracy. Hence, statistics is important from trial planning to results reporting. The SAKK Statistics Unit offers a broad spectrum of experience from academics to industry, from small-scale phase-I through to large-scale phase-III studies. We provide statistical services to help you achieve the main goal of your medical research project, no matter how big or small, through a wide range of statistical activities such as:


General Consultancy:

  • General statistical advice
  • Statistical advice on studies or manuscripts
  • Review and quality control of third-party analyses



  • Study design
  • Sample-size calculations
  • Randomization schemes
  • Protocol
  • Statistical analysis plan



  • Interim analysis
  • Final analysis



  • Reporting of study results
  • Abstracts
  • Presentations
  • Manuscripts


As part of our service, the first consultation will be free of charge. Contact us now to learn more about our services and to ensure the success of your projects.



Members of the statistics unit are division head Dr. Dirk Klingbiel and statisticians Dr. Stefanie Hayoz, Dr. Daniel Dietrich, Qiyu Li, Stéphanie Rondeau, Alexandros Xyrafas, and statistical programmer Volker Timme.