Statistical Methods and Computing Service
To be discussed
(Universite catholique de Louvain)
voie du roman pays 20
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
The SMCS technological platform (Statistical Methodology and Computing Service: http://www.uclouvain.be/smcs.html) provides assistance, training in statistics and the use of statistical software to the UCL community as well as to external entities (non-profit organization, public authorities, pharmaceutical companies). In collaboration with the Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA), our platform provides methodological assistance, from a piece of advice, a short assistance, to a more complex analysis. SMCS offers a large portfolio of trainings, from basic to more advanced ones. The SMCS consultants are all experts in fields complementary to statistics such as engineering, life sciences, psychology, mathematics or biomedical sciences. Thanks to their varied skills our team is able to cover a wide range of areas : biostatistics, chemometrics, psychometrics, surveys, data mining, industrial statistics, data management, etc. Our platform can provide support in consultancy and/or training from the very beginning of the project. By anticipating the statistical part of the project, the SMCS consultants guide data collection (i.e. statistical planning of observational and experimental studies). Then, they help in the analyses and their interpretations. Last but not least, they also give advice on a clear and effective communication of the results.