• Ability to ramp up effort quickly
  • Research support when it is needed
  • Reproducible analyses, thoroughly documented
  • Analysts with a wide range of skills and expertise
  • Use of tools such as SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, and Teleform
  • Analysts who are mentored by experienced faculty members
  • Unbiased analysts who can be blinded to group allocation
  • Access to a large library of efficient sample code
  • Duplicate analyses when requested
  • Annotated code