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MRC Biostatistics Unit

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit (BSU) is one of the largest groups of biostatisticians in Europe, and a major centre for research, training and knowledge transfer in biostatistics.         


Our research themes range from basic science to population health.

Latest news

Registration open for Within-individual Variability Workshop

28 June 2024

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is really pleased to be organising a one-day workshop about statistical models for within-individual variability in longitudinal data. Organised by Jessica Barrett, Marco Palma and Alison Quenault, the aim of the workshop is to gather statisticians, epidemiologists and data analysts interested in...

Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

17 June 2024

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to involve healthy individuals who may be at increased risk of dementia in clinical trials to test whether new drugs can slow the...

Successful funding bid for the MRC Biostatistics Unit

17 June 2024

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of our MRC funding renewal bid, which has resulted in the award of 100% funding – a fantastic result in the current economic climate. This secures the Unit’s cutting edge research agenda for the next 5 years. The award is based on a comprehensive...