SCS Fall 2020 Services

The SCS is committed to providing statistical support to the UConn community and beyond, with all consulting meetings held remotely via WebEx. To ask a question, or request an appointment with an SCS consultant, please submit an online question. Alternatively, please reach out to timothy.e.moore@uconn.edu.

Clients may be referred to the SCS from a regularly scheduled consulting appointment. The SCS accepts projects from clients or researchers. To obtain statistical consulting from the SCS, please fill out the application form below.

 

Project Scope

The majority of projects taken on by the SCS are what we call short-term consultations. As the name suggests, such projects are intended to be fairly focused, with a total duration of no more than 15 student hours worth of work. An initial intake meeting will be held in the SCS consulting room in the Philip E. Austin Building and additional meetings, as needed, will be arranged at the mutual convenience of the client and the consultants.
At any time during this process, if both parties mutually agree that the current agreement is suboptimal in addressing the client needs, we leave open the possibility of holding additional discussions to alter the project scope. Consultations anticipated to require substantially more than roughly 15 hours of work may be recommended for collaborative consulting. Evaluation of such recommendations typically will include a discussion of co-authorship on resulting end-products.

 

Hourly Rates

Our initial intake meetings are free of charge. Our internal fees are $35 per graduate assistant hour and $200 per faculty hour. External clients should contact Timothy E. Moore (timothy.e.moore@uconn.edu) for more fee information.

 

Submitting data

Although our consultants can help with correctly formatting data, we highly recommend that clients attempt to have their data appropriately formatted prior to submission to our service. More information about formatting data and using OpenRefine to clean up data. Examples of wide and long data formats (we recommend one of these be used for submission).

 

Policies on Acknowledgement of Statistical Consulting and Collaboration

For projects which lead to presentations, projects, or publications it is expected that appropriate authorship will be discussed for those statisticians substantively involved. When the scope of the work is limited to less than 15 hours, but nevertheless is used in a presentation, project, or publication, we would appreciate an appropriate citation or acknowledgment. For example, clients may include "We acknowledge the help of [NAME] of UConn's Statistical Consulting Services under the guidance of Dr [NAME]” as a footnote accompanying grant support and related projects."1 If you have any questions regarding our acknowledgement policy, please contact Timothy E. Moore at timothy.e.moore@uconn.edu.

1 This policy is intended to allow clients maximum flexibility in seeking out and benefiting from our statistical consulting work while, at the same time, promoting best practice regarding academic intellectual property. For more information, we direct clients to the American Statistical Association’s guide to working with a statistical consultant (ASA_brochure).

 

Form submission

To request full project support, complete this form.

News

  • SCS Consulting – August 28, 2020
    The SCS is accepting new clients at this time. For on-demand assistance, please complete our online form. Virtual walk-in consulting will begin on Monday, September 7th. For more in-depth consulting, complete a project engagement form.

Contact Us

Phone: (860) 486-0074
timothy.e.moore@uconn.edu
Address: Rm 308
Nathan L. Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Rd Ext
Storrs, CT 06269