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New Year, New Website

We at Statistical Solutions are pleased to announce the launch of our new company website on February 3rd.

Topics: Industry News

The Prevention and Treatment of Missing Data in Clinical Trials

The Prevention and Treatment of Missing Data in Clinical Trials Blog
November 1st – 2nd 2011, Iselin, New Jersey
by Andrew Grannell

Topics: Missing Data

Free Webinar…..Multiple Imputation in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

Multiple Imputation In Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Using SOLAS for Missing Data Analysis

Topics: Multiple Imputation

Association of Survey Computing Conference Report

ASC 6th International Conference, Bristol, 2011

Topics: Industry News

ISI Dublin + JSM Miami Reports

This Summer, Statistical Solutions exhibited at 2 of the largest statistical conferences of the year, JSM Miami, July 31-August 4th and ISI Dublin August 21-26. At each event we got the opportunity to showcase our great products, hear feedback from existing users and meet up with many old friends.

Kevin & Andrew at JSM Miami

At JSM, our U.S.A. Manager, Kevin Connolly and our Cork-based Customer Support Manager, Andrew Grannell staffed our booth. Right from the very beginning, the Statistical Solutions booth was extremely popular with the delegates. We would like to think that this popularity was mainly due to the demos of SOLAS that Andrew gave, but in truth it was more likely that the free Statistical Solutions FRISBEES, drove all the traffic to our booth. These great Miami Beach give-away’s were so much in demand that we had completely run out by Tuesday afternoon!! But any late-comers were not disappointed as we still had SOLAS Flashlights and pens to give-away.

On the more serious side of the exhibition booth, the new pre- and post-imputation graphics in SOLAS 4.0 drew great interest from delegates, with many opting to sign up for our free 30 day trial. nQuery Advisor was a popular as ever and the new nTerim utility certainly added to the interest. Many visitors to our booth were delighted to see that BMDP is still going strong and everyone was delighted to hear that we have great plans for its future. (More about this in a few weeks time).

No sooner had we packed up our exhibition booth in Miami, we had to turn our attention to the next big statistics event, ISI Dublin. As an Irish-based statistical software company, we were very excited at the prospect of welcoming over 2,500 statisticians to our capital city. Initially, we were somewhat worried that the notorious Irish weather would dampen the delegates delight at being in the “Emerald Isle”. But we need not have worried because despite being officially classed as the coldest Irish Summer for over 50 years, the sun actually shone for every day of the Congress. As attendees poured into the newly opened, award-winning Convention Centre Dublin, Mary Byrne, CEO, Helen Murphy, Sales & Marketing Director and Andrew Grannell, warmly welcomed visitors to the Statistical Solutions booth. With attendees from almost every country in the world, there was no doubt that the event was in every sense a World Congress.

Mary Byrne CEO Statistical Solutions, with Prof. Donald B. Rubin at the Statistical Solutions booth at ISI 2011, Dublin

Monday, August 22nd was the highlight day for us, with the arrival of the “Dream Team”. Sir David Cox, Prof. Donald B. Rubin, Prof. Peter Huber and Prof. Stephen Stigler reflected on the past, present and future of statistics. As you can imagine, the debate was extremely lively and stimulating and continued long after the scheduled session ended. Prof. Rubin then visited the Statistical Solutions booth for a demo of SOLAS for Missing Data Analysis and is pictured here with CEO, Mary Byrne. Wednesday August 24th was the special Water Theme day with all talks and presentation focusing on this critical global issue.

Our next event is the ASC (Association of Survey Computing) International Conference in Bristol on September 22-23. Andrew Grannell will present a paper on multiple imputation and it will also be the first outing for new customer support statistician Eoghan Murphy (pronounced Owen).

Topics: Industry News

Report on 4th Workshop on Analysis of Incomplete Data (AID), Bamberg, Germany

On June 1st 2011, Prof. Susane Raesssler of the Department of Statistics and Econometrics Otto-Friedrich-University, Bamberg, gathered together many of the world’s leading experts in Missing Data Analysis, including Donald B. Rubin (Harvard University), Trivellore E. Raghunathan (University of Michigan), Nathaniel Schenker ( Center for Disease Control, USA) and many more. The workshop focused on many of the missing data challenges facing statisticians in different areas of research and attempted to suggest some possible solutions to these issues using different forms of multiple imputation.

Topics: Industry News

PSI Expert Group on Missing Data

Brian Sullivan, Statistician and Customer Support Manager with Statistical Solutions recently contributed to the PSI Missing Data Expert Group paper that was published in the Oct-Dec issue of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Pharmaceutical Statistics. You can read the article free of charge at

Topics: Missing Data

Power and Sample Size for Group Sequential Trials

New Features and Tests for Power and Sample Size

Statistical Solutions is delighted to announce it’s latest release nQuery Advisor + nTerim 2.0. the leading software for Power and Sample Size analysis.

Topics: Power & Sample Size

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