We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) and the Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical and Epidemiologial Research (SISCER)

Sponsored by the University of Washington Department of Biostatistics, both institutes will be held online only this year. 


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Course Schedule & Format


All SISCER courses will be held online only.

The schedule for each day’s online session is 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific (11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern),


  • Module 3: Design, Conduct, and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials with Time-to-Event Primary Endpoints consists of pre-recorded content (approximately 14 hours) plus three live sessions to discuss module material and case studies 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on July 16, 17, and 19.
  • Module 11: Analyzing Data from Complex Surveys will be held 1-4:30 p.m. Pacific (4-8:30 p.m. Eastern)

Live sessions will be conducted via Zoom. In addition, each module will use a Slack channel where instructors may post messages, links, answers to participant questions, etc. Course materials will be available through the registrant dashboard prior to the start of the course.

Registrants are allowed to take SISCER courses concurrent with other modules.


All SISBID courses will be held online only.

The schedule for SISBID courses that start on Monday:

  • Monday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pacific (11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern)

The schedule for SISBID courses that start on Wednesday:

  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pacific (2:30-5:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern)

Recorded Sessions

SISBID and SISCER live-stream lecture sessions will be recorded and available to module participants through October 1, 2024. Group breakout sessions will not be recorded. Recordings may be viewed but not necessarily downloaded. The decision to allow downloads is up to individual instructors who own the course content (i.e., content is their intellectual property).


Summer Institutes courses are open to everyone. Requirements and prerequisites are outlined in the module descriptions so participants can gauge the knowledge base needed for the course.

To register:

  • Review courses through the All Courses page or individual institute pages (e.g., SISBID, SISCER). Navigate to the course description by clicking the title of the course.
  • Add courses to My List
  • After you have selected your courses, click My List in the upper right
  • Select and confirm pricing. If pricing does not reflect the early rate (listed on each institute page), check the date/time on your computer and browser, close/re-open your browser, or try a different browser.
  • Click CHECKOUT WITH THESE COURSES (any date conflicts will need to be resolved before this box appears)
  • A Registration Summary will appear for you to review, then continue
  • You will be taken to a page where you can either log in or create an account, then to a demographics page (optional), and finally, an order review page where you may submit payment method.
  • Payment methods include credit card (Mastercard or Visa), Pay by Invoice-Check, Pay by Invoice-Wire Transfer (international only, additional $25 fee), or a set of valid University of Washington Workday worktags. If you selected a Pay by Invoice option, the invoice may be downloaded through your account dashboard after you have completed your order.
  • Questions? Email uwbiost@uw.edu

American Express payments cannot be accommodated at this time. Registrants are not confirmed for a course until payment has been received and/or fully processed.

Module registration closes seven days prior to the start of a module, and only credit card payments will be accepted for orders placed 7-14 days prior to the start of a module.

Group Registrations

Institutions and organizations that wish to make a single payment for registration fees for a group of people must contact Scott Sipes, dssipes@uw.edu, to arrange payment. Each person in a group must register individually and each registration must use the same identical, case sensitive, billing address for their registration.


Invoices and receipts are available through the registrant dashboard by logging in, navigating to the order, and clicking the “Printable Invoice” tab. If a customized invoice is required (e.g., PO numbers, address adjustments), please contact uwbiost@uw.edu.

Refund Policy

Canceling a credit card payment, including changing payment from credit card to invoice or UW budget number, will result in the following cancellation fees:

  • SISCER cancellations made on or before June 15 and SISBID cancellations made on or before July 15 will be subject to a $70 processing fee.
  • SISCER cancellations made June 16 to June 30 and SISBID cancellations madke July 16 to July 31 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • No SISCER refunds will be processed after June 30 and no SISBID refunds after July 31.

Course Credit

Summer Institutes modules are training courses, not university academic classes. Attendees are not required to register as university students and no university credit is awarded. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.