Dear visitors, guests and colleagues,

The activities of the Department of Medical Statistics include clinical cooperations that we see through from grant applications to publications, a biostatistical advisory service for doctoral students and early career scientists, research in statistical methodology and teaching.

The current organizational structure of the department includes working and service groups closely working together. These are Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economics, Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials, Computational Statistics as well as Biometry, Data Management and Informatics in Clinical Trials forming the interface between the Department of Medical Statistics, the Department of Medical Informatics and the Clinical Trials Unit UMG and supports clinical trials in all aspects of biometry and data management. Furthermore, the Core Facility "Medical Biometry and Statististical Bioinformatics"  and the Service Group "Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses" are based at the department.

Further details on the structure of the Department are given in the organisational chart.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best regards

Tim Friede
Professor of Biostatistics
Chair, Department of Medical Statistics

[Translate to Englisch:] Porträt von Prof. Tim Friede, Direktor des Instituts für Medizinische Statistik der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

Interesting facts from the Medical Statistics

"Heart patch" - research into artificial heart muscle tissue (BioVAT-HF-DZHK20)

The Department of Medical Statistics and its study statistics team are involved in the BioVAT-HF study, which is led by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and funded by the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). Within the study, the implantation of a "heart patch" with heart muscle tissue produced from stem cells is being tested for the first time worldwide in cases of heart failure.

The following video provides a brief overview of the study: "Herzpflaster“ - Forschung zu künstlichem Herzgewebe

Discussion Paper "On the role of data, statistics and decisions in a pandemic"

This discussion paper was prepared with the participation of Prof. Tim Friede and published in the journal "Advances in Statistical Analysis".
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of decision-making processes during a pandemic and to make recommendations on this from a statistical perspective.

Statement on the systematic review "The serotonin theory of depression"

In an article of the NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Professor Friede comments on the systematic review "The serotonin theory of depression".

To article "Depressionen: "An den fehlenden Glückshormonen liegt’s doch nicht

The most important contacts

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Phone: +49 (0)551 3965600

E-mail: sekretariat.ams(at)

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