Statistics and Analytics Consulting Lab

The mission of The Statistics and Analytics Consulting Lab (SACL) in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research is to offer a variety of consulting services which enhance both the educational experiences and research projects of VCU students and faculty.

Specifically we can assist with the following: 
     • Study and experiment design
     • 
Statistical planning for grant writing 
     • Assistance with data management 
     • Statistical analysis of data
     • Interpretation of results

We do not offer assistance with homework, exams or projects for any course.

Graduate Student Assistance 
Each currently enrolled graduate student at VCU is offered 5 hours of no charge consulting per semester. This no charge service is on a first come first serve basis. Additional consulting hours can be purchased at a rate of $60.00 per hour, which must be purchased in blocks of 5 hours ($300) with any unused portion remaining with SACL. Since the service is on a first come first serve basis, you may have to wait for an appointment. If you need immediate assistance, you may pay for the service at the rate stated above.

Faculty Member Assistance 
Each VCU faculty member is offered 2 hours of no charge consulting per project. This no charge service is on a first come first serve basis. Additional consulting hours can be purchased at a rate of $100.00 per hour, which must be purchased in blocks of 5 hours ($500) with any unused portion remaining with SACL.Since the service is on a first come first serve basis, you may have to wait for an appointment. If you need immediate assistance, you may pay for the service at the rate stated above.

To request a consulting appointment complete the form on this page. You will be contacted with in two working days to set up an appointment.

To the initial appointment, please bring: 
     • A completed Consulting Agreement form found here: (a) Graduate Student form, (b) Faculty Member form
     • An overview of your project
     • Any data on a USB flash drive

If you have any questions regarding the service please email the Statistics and Analytics Consutling Lab: statconsult@VCU.edu