The Department of Statistics provides consulting services in several formats to clients both within and external to Oregon State University. Use this index to connect with the type of service you would like, and use the links to find out more information.

Note that projects with a survey or sampling component may be routed to the Survey Research Center (also part of the Statistics Deparment). You may contact the Survey Research Center directly as well.

NOTE: For Spring term 2020, all consulting sessions (long format and "drop-in") will be held remotely over Zoom following OSU's guidance about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current OSU Students

We provide statistical advice on research problems. This service cannot be used for help with coursework. Please direct any questions to Katie McLaughlin, mclaugka <at>

We currently offer statistical consulting in two formats:

Long Format

Your project will be assigned to a Statistics graduate student who is enrolled in ST 509 (Consulting Practicum) on a first-come-first-served basis. The student, advised by a faculty member in the department, will meet with you to discuss the assistance you would like, write a summary of your request, and in collaboration with the consulting practicum provide recommendations within the first 7 weeks of the term. This format offers more in-depth feedback, but the time to response is slower. More information about what to expect in the long format is here.

To submit a request:

  • Fill out the Intake Form on Qualtrics. A GTA for the consulting practicum will respond to you within a week to confirm we have received your request.


Drop-In Format

You will meet with one of the Consulting GTAs for a short 45-minute advice session, offered Weeks 2-10 of each term. This format is intended for shorter questions or cases where immediate feedback is needed. More information about the drop-in format is here.

To submit a request:

  • Fill out the Intake Form on Qualtrics AND
  • Schedule your appointment using the Calendar (note: you will need to use your OSU gmail account).


OSU Faculty and Staff

We provide statistical advice and collaboration on a variety of projects across campus. Your request for consulting will be handled directly by a Department of Statistics faculty member.

To submit a request:

  • Fill out the Intake Form on Qualtrics or contact Yanming Di, diy <at>


External to OSU

We are open to forming new consulting and collaborative relationships external to the university. Please contact Yanming Di, diy <at>, for more information.