Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Come learn about the vibrant field of Biostatistics! If you are an undergraduate with an interest in mathematics, statistics, biology, or health sciences and would like to learn how to apply methods to investigate important health issues, come join us for our highly successful Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics program.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the six week in-residence BU SIBS program for Summer 2020 has been canceled. This is a decision all SIBS sites reached together, as each of our campuses face shut-downs or reduced operations.

More information about BU SIBS for Summer 2021 will be available in December 2020.

Participants in the six-week program:

  • learn the principles of applied biostatistics from recognized experts in the field
  • interact daily with award-winning faculty who make learning biostatistics interesting, relevant, and fun
  • meet practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists, infection disease specialists, and statistical geneticists and learn about their work in small-group interactive settings
  • gain hands-on experience working with actual data collected in internationally recognized studies that have been funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute including:
  • learn about opportunities for graduate study and additional training
  • explore an ever-growing field that is critically important in studies to improve the world we live in
  • participate in a variety of unique Boston experiences (historical sites, cultural and sporting events), meet new people, and have lots of fun
  • earn college credit

Costs for housing, tuition, meals, extra-curricular activities, and some travel are covered by the program.

Get more details about the Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics program, faculty and application process: