SCCR strives to provide high quality services for University of Waterloo researchers and the broader community. Our services can be broadly grouped into three categories:

Statistics help desk

The goal of statistics help desk is to provide information to help with data analysis to advance your research. The SCCR team will be pleased to provide advice on:

  • Designing experiments or studies that produce statistically meaningful results
  • Selecting proper statistical methods for analyzing data, and interpreting results

Many issues can be resolved by visiting the graduate consultants located in Mathematics 3 (M3) room 2106. Appointment is available by setting up appointments, and walk-ins are welcomed at a first-come-first served basis. SCCR does not charge University of Waterloo faculty or graduate students for statistical advice.

Collaborative research

Ideas start here! Research is an integral and intensive area at the University of Waterloo. As collaborators, we work towards fully understanding the context of your research and provide guidance on getting the most out of your resources. Our services includes, but not limited to:

  • identify clear research questions that can be answered quantitatively
  • establish a sampling or experimental plan that will provide enough power to support or refute research hypotheses
  • suggest additional research questions that can be addressed by collected data
  • perform statistical analyses
  • assist in presentation of quantitative findings
  • pursuing research opportunities generated from unresolved issues brought forward

Contact us early to discuss potential collaborative work. We can arrange for a research assistant if funding is provided.

Enhanced services

SCCR also provides services to external entities such as researchers from other universities, government institutions, private and public companies.  We may be involved as collaborators, or function similarly to a private consulting firm. Contact us to make arrangement for further discussion. 

Statistics help desk hours

Consulting is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Mathematics 3 (M3 2106)

  • Mondays 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Ferris Zhu
  • Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Yun Ling

School of Pharmacy (PHR 5009)

  • May 9 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Ferris Zhu
  • Jun 13 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Ferris Zhu
  • Jul 4 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Ferris Zhu

Note: In Spring 2019, the drop-in centre will be opened between May 6 and July 30. No drop-in consulting is available between semesters.