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IBT Rigor and Reproducibility

Overview of Services

The core assists investigators with incorporating Rigor and Reproducibility into their research by performing rigorous statistical and bioinformatics analysis.

The core provides consultation for grant preparation in the following areas:
(1) Study design, including treatment arms, sample size and power calculations
(2) The review and discussion of protocols involving the generation of data prior to submission to the funding agency
(3) The protocol development for statistical analysis and bioinformatics analysis
(4) Enforcement of authentication for key biological and chemical sources

Research Collaboration: The core will provide high-quality statistical and bioinformatics support for the proposed projects. We will develop and implement statistical methods and bioinformatics software that is optimized for the proposed study and the targeted dataset. If substantial efforts are required for the core to participate in the proposed project, a budget request should include the time efforts of the core personnel. Investigators are welcome to discuss such opportunities for collaboration.


Kurt Zhang, PhD
Director of Rigor & Reproductibility Core

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Institute of Biosciences and Technology
     2121 W. Holcombe Blvd
     Houston, TX 77030

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Kurt Zhang
2121 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030