About Us

Our mission is to provide statistical advice, analysis, and education to Virginia Tech researchers by offering individual collaboration meetings, walk-in consulting, educational short courses, and support for interdisciplinary research projects.

Our statistical collaborators are trained to help design experiments, analyze and plot data, run statistical software, interpret results, and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians.

The collaborators are faculty and students in the Department of Statistics. Current collaborators have profiles on our website so you can put a face to the name before your first meeting. In addition, the entire statistics faculty may be available for collaboration on a case-by-case basis. Faculty research and collaboration interests can also be found on the departmental website.

Statistical assistance is free for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. Please review our policies. Our center is funded jointly by:

  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • College of Science
  • Office of the Provost
  • Graduate School

And six additional colleges:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Pamplin College of Business

The Department of Statistics also provides funding for many of the statistical collaborators and provides other support for our activities. We do provide statistical consultation and collaboration on projects outside of Virgina Tech for a fee. Students in the Department of Statistics also provide pro bono statistical consultation and collaboration for local community non-profits and governmental organizations through StatCom.

Do you have any questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Past annual reports can be found here.

2013-14 LISA Annual Report.pdf413.61 KB
Brochure - 2014-01-31.pdf1.47 MB
2012-13 LISA Annual Report.pdf555.08 KB
Communication.Stat_.Collab.higher.ed_.pedagogy.poster_2012-02-15.pdf3.58 MB
LISA International Initiatives_2012-04-20.pdf192.47 KB
VT.Statistics.recruiting.pdf2.1 MB
LISA2020-Two-Pager-2013-07-31.pdf1.66 MB
Recruiting-Flyer.pdf2.06 MB
The Educational Impact of Working in a Statistical Collaboration Laboratory (2016 CHEP Abstract).pdf82.68 KB
The Educational Impact of Working in a Statistical Collaboration Laboratory (2016 CHEP Poster).pdf273.5 KB