SFU Statistical Consulting Service

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Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Simon Fraser University
Ian Bercovitz - Consultant

Ask Dr. Stats: Online Statistical Consulting


The Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) is a unit within the Statistics Group at Simon Fraser University. The SCS was formed in 1980, to promote more effective links between academic statisticians and applied researchers.


  1. To provide expert statistical advice to individuals involved in data-based research projects.
  2. To promote links between the statistical education program at SFU and individuals involved in data-based research.
  3. To improve the quality of both data-based research and the teaching of graduate students in statistics.


What can we do for you?

Examples Of completed projects

What does it cost?

Unfortunately, the service receives no subsidies from the University, Faculty, or Department and must operate on a full cost-recovery basis.

Task assessment, advice and minor assistance are free; work resulting in co-authorship is also usually free. Major assistance is charged at competitive rates. For more detailed information on costs, call (604) 291-4670.

For more information on our service, please call us at (604) 291-4670, or by e-mail at stat_scs@cs.sfu.ca (CAUTION - our email address is stat_scs, i.e. there is an underscore between 'stat' and 'scs'):

or contact us by snail-mail at:

       Statistical Consulting Service
       TLX 10513
       Simon Fraser University
       8888 University Drive
       Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6

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