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Dear New Faculty Member,

The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) congratulates you on your new position and welcomes you to Cornell University!

This page is meant to inform you about how CSCU can assist you with your research at Cornell. CSCU provides statistical expertise to researchers across the entire Cornell community through statistical consulting, teaching, and contract statistical analysis services. Our unit is composed of professional staff statisticians and faculty from the Department of Statistics and Data Science. The following services, which are currently offered virtually via Zoom, may be especially useful in assisting you with your research:

  • Statistical consulting: We tally annually more than 3200 individualized contacts with researchers on campus to offer one-on-one statistical consulting covering a vast array of topics. CSCU can assist you with the statistical methods section of grant proposals, design of experiments and surveys, planning and implementation of statistical analyses, and interpretation and reporting of the results, among many other things. Our statistical consulting services are available to faculty, staff, post docs, and students that are housed in departments that financially support CSCU. To schedule an appointment with a member from our unit, please fill out our appointment form.
  • Workshops: Every semester CSCU teaches a series of workshops on statistical methods, ranging from basic data analysis techniques to the latest and most advanced methods used in applied statistics. All workshops are free and open to members of the Cornell community. To learn about our current workshop offerings and to register, you can visit our workshop schedule page.
  • Contract Services: Our team also collaborates with faculty members on contractual projects. This service is utilized by researchers at Cornell who lack the time or statistical expertise to complete their projects. For more information about the services we offer contractually, you can visit our contract services page.

If you and/or your students are working (or plan to work) with quantitative data, please remember to keep our services in mind. Always feel free to make an appointment with us or simply drop by our daily walk-in hours to discuss your questions, whether seemingly simple or overtly complex. If you feel your graduate or undergraduate students would benefit from our services, please refer them to CSCU and/or our upcoming workshops to help boost their quantitative analysis skills. If you have any questions about the services we offer, you can reach us by email at

Best wishes and we look forward to working with you,
The CSCU Team