DEVELOPMENT OF ULTRA FRIENDLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STATISTICAL PA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3100
Amount: $228,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Statistics & Epidemiology
1107 N.e. 45th Street, Room 52, Seattle, WA, 98105
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert H. Mauritsen
 Principal Investigator
 (206) 547-2829
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS APPLICATION PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE AN ULTRA FRIENDLY, FULL-SPECTRUM MICROCOMPUTER STATISTICAL PACKAGE FOR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS WHICH CULMINATES IN A CORE OF STATE-OF-THE-ART REGRESSION TYPE MODELS FOR BINARY AND EVENT TIME DATA, AND WHICH INCORPORATES STATE-OF-THE-ART DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES AND COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHMS. SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED ARE LOGISTIC REGRESSION, CONDITIONAL LOGISTIC REGRESSION, LOGISTIC REGRESSION WITH RANDOM EFFECTS, AND COX REGRESSION, AS WELL AS OTHER GENERALIZATIONS OF THE METHODS DESCRIBED IN ROTHMAN AND BOICE (1979). EMPHASIZED IS ULTRA FRIENDLINESS, SOPHISTICATED MODELING ABILITY, AND PORTABILITY. SPECIFICALLY PROPOSED IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STATISTICALLY ORIENTED, USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE WHICH WILL BE MATED PRINCIPALLY WITH MAINFRAME AND MINICOMPUTER SOFTWARE THAT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A MICROCOMPUTER AND UPGRADED. INITIALLY THE PROJECT WILL DRAW UPON THE RESERVOIR OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. THE PACKAGE WILL BE EXTENDED BY INCORPORATING MORE LOCALLY DEVELOPED, PUBLIC DOMAIN, AND NCI SOFTWARE, AND BY INTERFACING WITH COMMERCIAL PACKAGES. THE PACKAGE WILL FILL A CRUCIAL NICHE FOR BIOSTATISTICIANS AND EPIDEMIOLOGISTS INVOLVED IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN THE UNITED STATES AND WORLDWIDE. IT WILL BE USEFUL FOR ANALYZING DATA FROM OBSERVATIONAL COHORT STUDIES, CLINICAL TRIALS, MATCHED AND UNMATCHED CASE-CONTROL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY EXPERIMENTS.

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