Clinical Research Units
Biometry is the discipline concerned with the application of statistics to biology, medicine and drug development. It involves the design of experiments and surveys, the storing and organization of the data collected, and data analysis and interpretation.
Clinical trials apply the scientific method to human health. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured.