Clinical Trials Statistical Data Analysis Center (SDAC)

UW-Madison Warf Building

A leader in promoting statistical practice, applications, and research in the design and analysis of clinical trials especially in the preparation of Data Monitoring Committee reports necessary to evaluate the accumulating evidence for safety and efficacy. Mechanism for supporting University of Wisconsin investigators conducting cutting edge research through multi-center clinical trials. Research and demonstration project for educating students and investigators in analyzing and processing the data collected in multi-center clinical trials.

Educational Resources

Our goal is to improve the quality of clinical trials by having published resources and activities available concerning clinical trial methodology and results. Fulfilling this goal includes authoring and co-authoring textbooks and peer-reviewed publications, holding Brown Bag Seminars, and participating in professional meetings.

The Department is involved with a Capstone Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Research and a Committee PhD degree in Clinical Investigation for MD/PhD candidates.


The intervention evaluated in a clinical trial is the result of collaboration involving basic research with observational research and clinical trial results always raise new basic research and observational research questions. Faculty and staff collaborate with multiple Departments, Centers, and Institutes and through the Wisconsin Network for Health Research.

Also see Key Areas of Inquiry of BMI Faculty.

Additional Information

Gretchen Poulsen
Clinical Trials Program Manager
poulsen [at]