About the SCU
The Statistical Consulting Unit is a research collaborative unit that specialises in statistical applications in academic research in the sciences and social sciences. The Unit was established in 1980 and has continued to build on its reputation for expert statistical advice in study design, data collection and data analysis across all disciplines.
Research collaboration is central to our role. The Statistical Consulting Unit is the most significant source of statistical advice in ANU, working with over 200 postgraduate students and academics each year. We have the technical expertise to keep abreast of the fast-evolving research methodologies in a data-driven research environment, across a broad range of disciplines. We consistently advocate for appropriate study designs for experiments and surveys, and provide advice in data management, exploratory data analysis, statistical modelling and data presentation. We offer short courses in statistics tailored to specific research areas.
We are also a centre of innovation in the application and development of statistical methods. Current consultants have published 73 articles in peer reviewed journals in the last five years, with outlets including Public Health Nutrition, Diversity and Distributions, the Annals of Applied Statistics and the International Statistical Review.
Consulting support is available, free of charge, to Honours students with research projects, Higher Degree Research students (e.g. Masters, PhD) and staff in all parts of the University.
Researchers and research students can get statistical advice through:
Directions to the SCU
The SCU is in the NEW Hanna Neumann Building (#145) located on University Avenue next to the engineering and psychology buildings.