Initial Data Analysis


To improve awareness of Initial Data Analysis (IDA) as an important part of the research process and to provide guidance on conducting IDA in a systematic and reproducible manner.

Key principle:

IDA should not touch the research question!

Our group promotes initial data analysis (IDA) as a highly structured step in the data analysis process. For this purpose, we developed a framework for IDA and are creating tools to facilitate the IDA process.

STRATOS Initiative

Topic group 3 is a member of the STRATOS Initiative (STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies) which is a large collaboration of experts in many different areas of biostatistical research. Ongoing research, discussions and activities within STRATOS are conducted in nine topic groups and several cross-cutting panels.