Biostatistics Unit


The primary purpose of the Biostatistics Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University is to deliver statistical advice and services to researchers of this faculty and the Ghent University Hospital. This implies advice with respect to study design, choice of appropriate statistical methods, sample size and power issues, support in data analyses, interpreting results, etc...

The Biostatistics Unit further organizes internal courses and training sessions dedicated to specific statistical methods and software.


Ellen Deschepper, PhD, Roos Colman, Stefanie De Buyser, PhD & Ineke van Gremberghe, Phd
UZ-campus, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 4K3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Phone : 09 332 52 99/ 09 332 83 06/ 09 332 19 61/ 09 332 21 82
E-mail : (research) or (master thesis)


The Biostatistics Unit is located at the Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 4K3, building K3 (Entrance 42) on the 4th floor. You can find the Biostatistics Unit in room 140.029.

Statistical Support of Master Theses

Recently, an online E-learning site is created on Ufora: "E-learning Statistics". This Statistics e-learning site is a realization of the Biostatistics Unit (Cel Biostatistiek) and the statistics lecturers (lerend netwerk lesgevers statistiek) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, to support statistics education and scientific research. This site includes a statistical test finder, various statistical modules and good practices. It aims to be a practical guide to support students and researchers in performing their statistical analyses in SPSS and R. All members of the faculty of medicine and health sciences have automatically access to this Ufora course: E-Learning Statistiek Faculteit Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen - Statistics Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - DX00115. Please note that the statistics e-learning site is still under construction.


When questions remain unsolved after consulting the E-learning site and student’s own course materials, due to

  • missing statistical methodology as this site is still under construction
  • the complexity of the design, research questions or statistical methodology
  • the setup of a new prospective study

the Biostatistics Unit can be consulted by the promotor and his/her students. To make an appointment for the support of Master theses, send an e-mail to It is mandatory that the promotor joins the student during the consults.

Courses and Training Sessions

The Biostatistics Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers several courses. Please note that the language for all courses is Dutch.