The Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics was established at the beginning of 2014. Scientists at the institute address issues, for example, with regard to the occurrence of diseases in animal populations and their influencing factors. The work includes the planning of epidemiological studies, the creation of databases, and the statistical analysis of the data.
The institute is responsible for the biostatistics lecture in the 2nd semester of the veterinary curriculum and contributes to additional veterinary public health (VPH) courses in higher semesters. The institute is involved in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs as well as the operation of a residency program of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH).
In cooperation with the statistical consulting unit of Freie Universität Berlin (fu:stat), the institute offers an epidemiological project consulting service that includes study design, sample size calculations, data collection, and study evaluation. The aim is to provide researchers of the Department of Veterinary Medicine with professional support in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their research projects.