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A selection of useful links

Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksContents





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksBlogs


Andrew Gelman's Blog (Famous statistical blog)

Dianthus Various blogs by Adam Jacobs

Error Statistical Philosophy Philosopher of science Deborah Mayo's Stats and Philo blog

John D Cook's Blog An interesting (and sometimes challenging) stats blog

Pharma Marketing Blog OK It's not statistics but it's still relevent.

Rectofossal Ambiguity "microbiology, food, plague, science, stupidity"

Social Science Space Interesting website on science and society

Statistical Thinking Blog of legendary applied statistician and statistical programmer Frank Harrell

Stephen Senn's blogs and web papers Links to various blogs etc of mine

The Stats Geek Jonathan Bartlett puts the geek in stats or vice versa

Understanding Uncertainty (Entertaining and thought-provoking site run by David Spiegelhalter)

Xi'An'S Og Gnomic utterences from an eastern mystic who seems to share a remarkable number of interests with western Bayesian statistician and mountain climber Christian Robert



Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksContract Research Organisations


aCROnordic A/S (Previously SPADILLE)








EmpiriStat, Inc


Frontier Science


IDV AG - Individuelle Datenverarbeitungssysteme München

iddi - international drug development institute


Optimata Predictive biosimulation





Quanticate Previously Statwood and Oxford Pharmaceutical Sciences

Robertson Centre for Biostatistics

SIRO Clinpharm

Statoo Consulting

Stephen Senn consultancy My consultancy page

SON clinical Previously Syne Qua Non


Whately-Smith Ltd.






Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksDatasets and other data resources


Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center (Data sets from NHLBI clinical trials etc.)

The Data and Story Library  (DASL. Useful source of teaching examples) 

Demographic and Health Surveys

G A P M I N D E R : HOME (Brilliant website with statistics for many countries over several decades)

Health Data Tools and Statistics

Human Life-Table Database

The Royal Statistical Society Series A Dataset Website (Data to accompany papers in JRSS A journals)

Statistical Reference Datasets (Guinea-pigs for your research)

Statistical Science Web: Data Sets

Stephen Senn's Data Sets Data from various of my papers



Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksDrug Regulatory Agencies and other Related Sites


Therapeutic Goods Adminstration (ACPM) Australian agency

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative FDA sponsord initiative at Duke University

The Consort Statement

ECRIN European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network

EMA European Medicines Agency

FDA: Food and Drug Administration


Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

MHRA (Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency, UK )

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)

Healthcare Improvement Scotland


WMA - The World Medical Association





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksEducation


ACDRS American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Science

ECPM European Course in Pharmaceutical Medicine



Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksEvidence based health pages and other medical advice



Centre for Evidence Based Medicine University of Oxford site

The Cochrane Collaboration

Chris Cates's EBM pages

Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs)

Equator network Enhacing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

flurespEuropean Union funded project on influenza

Health Knowledge"Expanding public health knowledge": Stats resource for health care professionals

IDEAL Integrated Design and AnaLysis of small population group trials European Union FP7 project href="http://www.jameslindlibrary.org/">James Lind Library (History of controlled comparisons in medicine)

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination( University of York )

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

WBMD.COM | Better Information. Better Health.

Wiley InterScience: Reference Work: The Cochrane Library




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksHealth Economics and Epidemiology


HERU (Health Economics Research Unit) - University of Aberdeen

iHEA | International Health Economics Association

ISPOR: International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Office of Health Economics





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksJournals and Other Publications

Advances in Methodology and Statisticsmetodolo�ki zvezki(Slovenian journal)ki

Applied Clinical Trials

American Statistical Association journals (JASA, American Statistician, etc.)

Bayesian Analysis

BioMed Central | BMC Medical Research Methodology

Biometrical Journal




British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

BMJ British Medical Journal


Clinical TrialsJournal of the Society for Clinical Trials

Contemporary Clinical Trials  formerly Controlled Clinical Trials

The Devil's Drug Development Dictionary



IMS Publications (Annals, Statistical Science)

International Journal of Epidemiology

JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal de la SFDS

Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

The Lancet

Methods of Information in Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine

Pharmaceutical Statistics

Research Synthesis Methods

Royal Society Publishing

The Royal Statistical Society - The Journal: Series A, B and C


 Statistical Issues in Drug Development

Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research

Statistics in Medicine

Statistical Methods in Medical Research

TEST Magazine (Spanish Statistical Society)

Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science (formerly Drug Information Journal





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksNational and International Statistical Organisations

Statistics Canada ( 'Canadian Links Data' : this is the almost the only joke on this page.)

CDC (US Centre for Disease Control)

Eurostat (European Union's Statistical Organisation)

European Centre for Disease Control ECDC (not to be confused with AC/DC)

EuroSurveillance (European Union infectious diseases surveillance site)

General Register Office for Scotland

Health in Wales

NHS Blood and Transplant

INSEE - National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies - France


ONS: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Swiss Federal Office for Statistics

United Nations Statistics Division

US Government Statistics

US Census Bureau

World Health Organisation





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksPharma Companies










Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa



Eli Lilly







Merck   (US company)

Merck KGaA (German company)

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma




Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group








VANDA Pharmaceuticals





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksPharma Organisations

ABPI: Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (previously CMR)

DIA: Drug Information Association

EPSA European Pharmaceutical Students Association

IFAPP : International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine

IFPMA: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations

Innovative Medicines Initatitive

Medicines Development independent not-for-profit global health company

OHE: Office of Health Economics






Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksPharma Web-Sites (including trial summaries and registers)


Amgen - Patients - Clinical Trials: Amgentrials.com

AstraZeneca Clinical Trials - Information on AstraZeneca-sponsored clinical trials

CenterWatch Database of Study Results

ClincalStudy Data Request Collaborative platform for accessing data from various pharmaceutical companies and bodies (GSK, Roche, Novartis, MRC etc.)

DrugWatch Information on drug side-effects and interactions

Lilly Clinical Trial Registry

Pharma Licensing

Virtual library pharmacy




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksPublishers of Statistical Monographs




CRC Press (Chapman and Hall)

Cambridge University Press


Imperial College Press



Prentice Hall



Taylor and Francis





Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksSoftware Companies, Software and Shareware


AD Model Builder (Nonlinear statistical models package)

AdClin : Smart Clinical Software

Alfasoft (Market Mathcad, and many other packages in the UK )

Biostat (Comprehensive Meta-analysis, Power and Precision etc.)

The BUGS Project Front page at the MRC for the famous Bayesian software ("Simulation: how Bayesian came to like frequencies after all")

Centre for Multilevel Modelling (ML-Win etc)

Exploristics KwerusCloud Design and Analysis Software

Jim Kepner's Sample Size Calculator

JMP Software

LaTeX project

Mango Solutions(Data analysis, Application Development and R Training)

MathWorks MATLAB etc

MIXMeta-analysis made easy

MONOLIX (Non linear mixed effects software)


NCSS (PASS etc.)

OriginLab (ORIGIN curve fitting and statistical analysis software)

Palisade(Decision analysis software: @RISK, Precision Tree etc)

Phase Forward: Integrated Clinical and Safety Data Management Systems

Phastar(Clinical trials reporting tool, SAS wizards etc.)

PowerSampleSize (Dupont and Plummer's sample size shareware)


Python Programming Language

R Project  (Free GNU statistical software)

RPACT R package for adaptive clinical trials

Russ Lenth's power and sample-size page

SaTScanFree software for Spatial and Time Scan statistics


Sigmasoft_  Data management software for clinical trials

SAS meta-analysis macros

Macros written by Jim Weir and Stephen Senn

SPC Software for Manufacturing Quality Control | DataNet Quality Systems - WinSPC.com



Statistical Solutions (BMDP, SOLAS, nQuery, EquivTest, Patient Profiles, SYSTAT, etc.)

SymCYP Population based pharmacokinetic modelling and simulation

TIBCO (Spotfire etc.)

RTI International - SUDAAN

VSN  (Genstat)

Wolfram Research, Inc. (Mathematica)




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksStatistical Jobs and Recruitment Consultants


Analytic Talent

Liftstream (Liftstream - Life sciences recruitment)


Key People Occupational Health, Pharmaceutical, Health & Safety and Banking Recruitment

Maths Careers (Council for Mathematical Sciences Site)

SRG interesource




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksStatistics about Drug Development, Commercial Databases, Register of Trials etc. (See also PharmaWebsites)


ClinicalTrials.gov - Information on Clinical Trials and Human Research Studies (NIH)

ISRCTN Registry

Medidata Solutions Worldwide: Electronic Data Capture and Clinical Data Management system for clinical trials

General Practice Research Database

IFPMA Clinical Trials

PharmGKB: The Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base


WHO | International Clinical Trials Registry Platform




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksStatistical Societies, Networks and Organisations


Analytic Bridge (Site set up by Vincent Granville to link modellers)

ASA:American Statistical Association

Basler Biometrische Sektion (BBS)

SBS/BVS Belgian Statistical Society

Biopharmaceutical Section of ASA

BMS en ANed Dutch

EFMI Web Portal - Home European Federation for Medical Informatics

EFSPI European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

ENBIS European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics

Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik  Swedish (English version)

GMDS (in German)

IMS: Institute of Mathematical Statistics

International Biometric Society

ICSA - International Chinese Statistical Association

The International Society of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

ISCB (International Society for Clinical Biostatistics)

ISI: International Statistical Institute

PSI: Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

RSS: Royal Statistical Society

SAMSI - Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute

SCT: Society for Clinical Trials

SFDS (French)

SISMEC (Italian)Societa Italiana di Statistica Medica ed Epidemiologic Clinica

SSAI Statistical Society of Australia Inc

Swiss Statistical Society  




Stephen Senn's Pharmaceutical Statistics LinksUseful or Interesting Statistics Links


CAST (Doug Stirling's interactive online statistics textbook)  

Current Index to Statistics  

DataBlog Guardian website providing data on the web and encouraging members of the public to post analyses

Directory of Academic Statisticians

Figures from the History of Probability & Statistics (John Aldrich's site)

The R.A. Fisher Digital Archive ( University of Adelaide site with Fisher's papers and correspondence)

GapMinder : brilliant graphics on global demographic and economic trends

History of Statistics ( York University site)

Innocentive Open Innovation | Innovation Management (Ideas exchange for problem posers and solvers)

Interactive Statistical Calculation Pages (Part of the StatPages.net website)


Mathematics and Statistics conferences (Conference alerts)

MacTutor History of Mathematics (Site with biographies of many mathematicians)

MathWorld (Wolfram's extremely useful maths encyclopedia)

The SCAM project: Simplicity, Complexity and Modelling

Smart centre Durham University Smart Centre

Straight Statistics (Campaigning website set up by Lord Lipsey and run by Nigel Hawkes)

UCLA Statistical Computing Resources (Excellent site giving wonderful support on many aspects of statistical computing.)

Understanding Uncertainty (Entertaining and thought-provoking site run by David Spiegelhalter)