Biometry and Data Management

Biometry and Data Management

Two years after the foundation of the institute, the Department of Biometry and Data Management has been established in 1983. In the beginning exclusively intended as a service unit supporting the other departments in planning, realising and evaluating epidemiological studies and ensuring an efficient IT infrastructure and database administration, it soon evolved into a department working on questions regarding methods and contents. Besides the indispensable IT services (see Unit IT, Data Management and Medical Documentation) the department emphasises on harnessing and developing biometric methods for epidemiological issues. 

Biometry

The institute has been in the position to assemble biometricians experienced in a wide range of epidemiological studies (case control, cohort, cross-sectional, longitudinal, incidence studies, etc.) as permanent staff. For specific research projects, a number of short-term employees as well as postgraduate students (usually financed by third parties) extend the range of methods employed in the department. In this context the department also offers the opportunity to write a PhD thesis.

Methods development

We are presently working on diverse topics: these include statistical issues related to the pharmacoepidemiologic research database (twophase studies, control for confounding - Unit Statistical Modeling of Secondary and Registry Data), improvement of statistical procedures in the analysis of gene-gene- and gene-environment interactions, the identification of biological pathways involved in the development of diseases and in the statistical modeling of pathways, accumulations of risk or critical time periods in life-course epidemiology (Unit Statistical Methods in Genetics and Life-Course Epidemiology), statistical modeling of nutrition data and use of geographical information systems in epidemiologic studies (Unit Statistical Modeling of Primary Data). Furthermore, the department engages in the development of methods for causal inference, e.g. for instrumental variables or time-varying confounding (Research group Statistical Methods for Causal Inference).

Statistical support - quantitative methods consulting service

The department also houses a methods consultancy service that is used BIPS-internally as well as externally by other research institutions and scientifically working clinicians, primarily from Bremen and the surrounding region. Support is mainly requested in the planning phase of studies e.g. on the selection of the study design or on sample size calculations. Appropriate analysis methods are proposed and/or developed and support in the application of methods as well as in the interpretation and presentation of results is provided.

Data Management

The department is responsible to provide an efficient IT infrastructure for the whole institute. It also develops tools and methods for the implementation of epidemiological studies. Maintenance, administration and activation of the institute's data stock is another responsibility as well as supporting the other departments in planning and carrying out studies. Tools and know how from the fields of data management and medical documentation are shared with external partners in the conduct of common projects. The Unit IT, Data Management and Medical Documentation is responsible for this area of work. The team is comprised of computer specialists and medical documentalists.

Units and research groups

Cross-departmental working groups

Currents projects

Staff

Albrecht, Regine
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56940
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
albrecht(at)leibniz-bips.de

Andrews, Ryan
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56933
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
andrews(at)leibniz-bips.de

Bonus, Elke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56972
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
bonus(at)leibniz-bips.de

Börnhorst, Claudia, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56946
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
boern(at)leibniz-bips.de

Boye, Friedrich
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56967
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
boye(at)leibniz-bips.de

Braitmaier, Malte
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56983
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
braitmaier(at)leibniz-bips.de

Brünings-Kuppe, Claudia
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56975
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
bruening(at)leibniz-bips.de

Buck, Christoph, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56944
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
buck(at)leibniz-bips.de

Cici, Selim
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56976
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
cici(at)leibniz-bips.de

Dijkstra, Louis
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56937
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
dijkstra(at)leibniz-bips.de

Foraita, Ronja, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56954
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
foraita(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gabbert, Anja
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56872
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
gabbert(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gesche, Stephan
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56958
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
gesche(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gesing, Nils Fabian
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56935
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
gesing(at)leibniz-bips.de

Grill, Susann
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56983
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
grill(at)leibniz-bips.de

Höpner, Anna
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56969
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
hoepner(at)leibniz-bips.de

Hummel-Bartenschlager, Willempje
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56979
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
hummel(at)leibniz-bips.de

Intemann, Timm
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56984
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56921
intemann(at)leibniz-bips.de

Israel-Georgii, Sandra
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56976
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
georgii(at)leibniz-bips.de

Jacobs, Svenja, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56965
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
sjacobs(at)leibniz-bips.de

Janisch, Stefan
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56968
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
janisch(at)leibniz-bips.de

Kollhorst, Bianca, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56980
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
kollhorst(at)leibniz-bips.de

Lehmann, Carola
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56963
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
lehmann(at)leibniz-bips.de

Ludewig, Alina
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56882
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
ludewig(at)leibniz-bips.de

Lünzmann, Hauke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56973
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
luenz(at)leibniz-bips.de

Niemeyer, Marieke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56876
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
niemeyer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Öztürk, Eyyub
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56948
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
oeztuerk(at)leibniz-bips.de

Pigeot, Iris, Prof. Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56942
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
pigeot(at)leibniz-bips.de

Pohlabeln, Hermann, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56947
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
pohlabeln(at)leibniz-bips.de

Preyer-Reupsch, Stephanie
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56977
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
reupsch(at)leibniz-bips.de

Prote, Ursel
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56974
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
prote(at)leibniz-bips.de

Reinders, Tammo
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56951
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
reinders(at)leibniz-bips.de

Reineke, Achim, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56966
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
areineke(at)leibniz-bips.de

Renz, Fabian
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56971
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
renz(at)leibniz-bips.de

Rizkallah Issak, Mariam Reyad
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56955
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
rizkallah-issak(at)leibniz-bips.de

Schaffer, Inga
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56871
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
schaffer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Suderburg, Anke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56978
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
burg(at)leibniz-bips.de

Ulrich, Sandra
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56886
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
ulrich(at)leibniz-bips.de

Vivone, Mario
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56953
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
vivone(at)leibniz-bips.de

Voß, Sönke Knut
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56960
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
voss(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wahls, Jens
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56959
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
wahls(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wirsik, Norman, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56950
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
wirsik(at)leibniz-bips.de

Witte, Janine
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56938
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
witte(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wright, Marvin N., Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56945
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
wright(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wulf, Thore
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56949
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
wulf(at)leibniz-bips.de

Zaja, Marcus
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56985
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
zaja(at)leibniz-bips.de