To some we are statistical analysts, to others we are data scientists or statistical consultants. Whatever terminology you prefer, what characterises and drives us is identifying and using the best statistical tools to achieve greater understanding, improve decision making and solve practical problems for our clients.
A statistical consultant provides a range of services to clients including statistical advice, analysis and training. Clients can come from a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, environment and government, but they all have one thing in common; they wish to collect and analyse data to make evidence-based decisions.
There are three possible ways in which you can be employed as a statistical consultant. You can work in a commercial statistical consultancy company, as part of a university statistical unit or as a freelancer. The key difference for a freelance consultant is that they are self-employed.
The role of a statistical consultant can be varied. Consultants are responsible for liaising with clients, delivering statistical analysis and research, and for providing statistical training, advice and support.
The start of a typical project will often involve liaising with a client to define its scope. For example, does the client require advice so that they can carry out analysis themselves or would they like you to analyse their data for them? At this stage it is common to write up a detailed proposal of the work including what data will be required, the methods that will be used, the deliverables and the timeline for completion. Once the project has started the consultant will carry out the analysis, advice or training in the agreed time frame. Effective communication is an essential part of the role and a consultant must ensure that any client reports or presentations are clear, concise and intelligible and do not contain any unnecessary technical detail. Overall, the length of a project can vary significantly from anything between 1-2 days to many months.
Statistical consultants often provide bespoke statistical analyses tailored specifically to the requirements of their clients. This means that the techniques used will often differ from one project to another (especially when working with clients from a variety of different sectors).
Database Development and Management
At the Center of Statistics and Development, we recognize the significance of robust data management systems. Our statistical consultants are well-versed in database development and can assist you in building efficient and secure data repositories. Whether you need to design a new database from scratch or optimize an existing one, we will work closely with your team to understand your data requirements and design a database architecture tailored to your needs. Our expertise extends to various database management systems, ensuring seamless integration and easy retrieval of data for your analytics projects.
Data Privacy and Security
Data privacy and security are paramount in today's digital landscape. Our team of experts can assist you in implementing robust data protection measures and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. From anonymization techniques to encryption methods, we take comprehensive steps to safeguard your sensitive information. By prioritizing data privacy and security, we help you build trust with your stakeholders and ensure the responsible handling of valuable data assets.
Statistical Advice and Consultation
Our cenre offers expert statistical advice and consultation services to clients from various industries such as business, medicine, environment, and government. Whether you need guidance on designing your own data analysis or want us to analyze your data for evidence-based decision making, our experienced statistical consultants will work closely with you to define the scope of the project. We will provide detailed proposals outlining the data requirements, methods, deliverables, and timelines, ensuring a clear understanding of the process from the outset.
Statistical Training and Support
We believe in empowering our clients with the necessary statistical skills to make informed decisions. Our statistical consultants not only conduct analyses but also provide comprehensive training and support. Whether you're seeking to enhance your team's statistical proficiency or need guidance on interpreting results, we offer personalized training sessions and ongoing assistance. Our effective communication ensures that the training material is clear, concise, and tailored to your team's background, enabling you to make the most of your data and drive meaningful outcomes.
Machine Learning Solutions
Leverage the power of machine learning to gain valuable insights from your data. Our skilled data scientists specialize in developing custom machine learning models and algorithms that can uncover hidden patterns and trends in your data. From supervised and unsupervised learning to deep learning techniques, we will identify the most suitable approach for your specific use case. Whether you want predictive analytics, image recognition, natural language processing, or recommendation systems, we have the expertise to implement cutting-edge machine learning solutions that align with your business objectives.
Machine Learning Model Deployment and Monitoring
Building effective machine learning models is just the beginning. Our statistical consultants will guide you through the process of deploying these models into your production environment. We ensure that the models are seamlessly integrated into your systems and provide ongoing support to monitor their performance and make necessary updates as your data evolves. With our machine learning deployment and monitoring services, you can confidently deploy AI-driven solutions that continue to deliver accurate results over time.