Statistical consulting

Stat-Gent Consulting

Stat-Gent Crescendo offers consultancy about statistics and data-analysis to professionals from the academic, public and the private sector. Its members cover a wide range of experience in different areas of application with a variety of statistical techniques and data-analytic tools. Each project is managed by one of the consultants and supervised by an UGent professor.

Dries and Emmanuel 

Stat-Gent Consulting offers support with data analysis projects, custom training, and software solutions. Past collaborations include projects about

  • air and water quality,
  • behavioral sciences and item response theory,
  • biotechnology and agriculture, biomarkers, diagnostics, statistical genetics and preclinical models,
  • the design and analysis of clinical studies,
  • econometrics, marketing and CRM,
  • health economics, epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, quality of care, and drug intake,
  • production processes in the food industry and food safety,
  • surveys, political and social sciences,
  • veterinary medicine and animal welfare.



phone: +32 (0)9 264 96 87


Fostering Innovative Research based on Evidence

Young academics need access to expert advice in statistics and methodology in order to maintain scientific integrity and publish reproducible research. To that end, the Doctoral Schools at Ghent University have funded FIRE consulting to support PhD students and postdocs.

You are entitled to 2 hours of free support. Either make an appointment or drop in during our online drop-in hours (see below). If necessary, Stat-Gent can offer more support for a fee. We encourage all researchers applying for grants to foresee part of the budget in the application to cover expert professional statistical support.

Advice may concern different phases of your scientific research, including study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and the interpretation and reporting of study results

Some faculties and departments have their own statistical consulting service, which you may want to contact first:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Biostatistics unit
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: contact Luc Duchateau
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Statistics support

Make an appointment

Request a meeting through the consulting request form

(Virtual) Drop-in

Have a quick question or looming deadline? Use our drop-in hours:

  • Wednesdays from 14:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00

Please go to the FIRE Teams meeting and wait in the lobby for one of our consultants. Questions are answered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointment necessary. You may have to wait while our consultants are helping other clients. Thank you for your understanding.

(Meetings are not limited to the Drop-in hours. A request for a meeting can be done at all times through the consulting request form)


The Center for Data Analysis and Statistical Science of Ghent University has been recognized as a formal Ghent University expert center. We obtained funding for the coordination of the range of services offered and renewed support for FIRE.

Thanks to the financial support from the Special Research Fund (BOF), FIRE is operational as of February 1, 2017. We are able to offer free statistical support to (post) doctoral researchers in their efforts to design, analyze and publish studies based on data. Under the current operational mode, each student/client is entitled to a maximum of 2 separate 2-hour periods of help from experienced and dedicated staff, free of charge. Arrangements are possible if more time will be needed. Please apply for a consult using the consulting request form, where terms and conditions of service are explained.

Looking to the future, we will be working to expand our services and grow back into full time mode through tapping into existing channels that finance research. In light of this, we encourage all researchers applying for grants to foresee some budget in the application to cover for expert professional statistical support. At this center you will be able to obtain such help at no more than the basic cost.

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