Statistical Consulting

Statistics Help Desk

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

  • Designing experiments or studies that produce statistically meaningful results

  • Selecting proper statistical methods for analyzing data and interpreting results

The SCSRU consultants at the help desk can resolve many statistical problems commonly encountered by most UWaterloo researchers. Appointments are conducted via Zoom and by appointment only.

The SCSRU does not charge University of Waterloo faculty or graduate students for statistical advice.


If you would like to share any materials with the consultant, please ensure that data-sharing with an SCSRU consultant is listed in your ethics application (if applicable). Please take appropriate measures to ensure data confidentiality before emailing the consultant. If you have questions about data sharing and confidentiality, please contact the Office of Research.

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 include, but are 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 analysis
  • 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

The SCSRU 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.