The Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public biomedical research organisation. Striving for excellence, its researchers, by their creativity, enthusiasm and commitment, generate knowledge on disease mechanisms and contribute to the development of new diagnostics, preventive strategies, innovative therapies and clinical applications that impact on the healthcare of Luxembourgish and European citizens.
The Competence Center for Methodology and statistics (CCMS) provides methodological support in data handling as well as statistical planning and analysis for research groups of the Luxembourg institute of Health. The team also offers training in statistics and support in writing papers. In addition, it provides consulting services for the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and the USA, attends Data Safety Monitoring Board worldwide for randomised clinical trials, engages in collaborative research with external partners such as the WHO and various universities and gives external courses in statistics not only in the greater Luxembourg region but also worldwide.
The objectives of CCMS are to provide high standard statistical and data processing support and to maintain high ethical standards with regards to research, reporting and analysis of statistics and preparation of data-bases.
In the current project, LIH will provide expertise in data management as well as in statistics, and is represented in the MIMVaC-Africa consortium by Dr Vaillant Michel.