Welcome to CSTAR

CSTAR is the Centre for Support and Training in Analysis and Research. It specialises in the biostatistical and methodological areas of health research, both quantitative and qualitative.

CSTAR, which was supported for its first 3 years by the Health Research Board, is now operating as an independent not for-profit centre based in University College Dublin. An associate unit is operating from the University of Limerick. CSTAR offers a consultancy and training service to individuals, institutions and companies carrying out health research in Ireland.

For further information on what we offer, please click here. If you have a specific query and would like to find out how we can help, contact us.

"The statistician who supposes that his main contribution to the planning of an experiment will involve statistical theory, finds repeatedly that he makes his most valuable contribution simply by persuading the investigator to explain why he wishes to carry out the experiment" 
Gertrude Cox (1900 – 1978)



 CSTAR Fellow awarded 1st Prize at the 9th European Public Health Conference in Vienna for his presentation on Chemsex

CSTAR's next Course in Statistics with SPSS will be held in December 2017.  Please note the following dates. 

December 12, 2017 Statistics with SPSS: Managing your Data
December 13, 2017 Statistics with SPSS:  An Introduction to Data Analysis
December 14, 2017 Statistics with SPSS:  Linear and Logistic Regression
Costs:  1 day €250, 2 days €450 and 3 days €600


“A great asset to the health research community in Ireland.”

Prof. Ian Graham

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, TCD and Consultant Cardiologist, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH)

“What a great idea and much needed.”

Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe MD, FRCPI, MRCOG, DCH

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science.