The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) has the core aim of building the discipline of biostatistics in Victoria and Australia, primarily by fostering the careers of future biostatistical leaders. We have a diverse program of methodological and collaborative research as well as hosting regular seminars and training activities in biostatistics.

Our focus is on methodological research and high-level training of biostatistical researchers but we emphasise collaboration and translation with the ultimate aim of improving the population’s health through high-quality research.

The centre was established by a Centre of Research Excellence grant from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with funding for 5 years from 2012. ViCBiostat is led by eight senior academic biostatisticians (see people) from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Monash University and The University of Melbourne. It is a virtual centre comprising a collaboration across these three locations; with postdoctoral biostatisticians and PhD students based at each of the institutions.

Read about our background for more detail on the rationale underlying ViCBiostat and an outline of the research themes on which we are working.