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Statistical consulting is a service provided by the Seminar for Statistics (SfS) at the ETH Zurich. We offer:

Assistance with statistical problems

Contractual data analysis

NEW: Detailed data analysis by Master students

Support for statistical software

Introductory courses for several statistical software bundles

Mailing list ETH-Statuser

Statistical consulting

Many scientific studies are based on the interpretation of measurements or observations, thereby including statistical analysis. The Seminar for Statistics offers help in the design of a study, the choice of appropriate statistical methods and a suitable software bundle for your problem as well as the interpretation of results.

Usually, this will take place in a single meeting with one or a few follow-ups if needed. Best contact us already when designing your experiments or field observations.

This service is free of charge for students and members of ETH and research stations. Links to other statistical consulting groups can also be found here.

Appointments for statistical consulting can be arranged with the consulting team (preferably by e-mail):

Phone: 044 632 2223

It is very helpful if the email includes a short description of the study. See here for an example.

Contractual data analysis

Analysis of data (for ETH-institutes and external companies) can be performed in terms of a project. After a cost estimate the collaboration will be contractually regulated. In most of the cases the minimum effort for processing a project equals a working week. A detailed report can be provided, if requested.

Three examples of ongoing and concluded studies focussing on the following questions:

Prospective clients contact

Phone: 044 632 2223

for a non-committal discussion.

Consulting and data analysis by Master students or PhDs

You have data which should have been analysed long ago, but you haven't had the spare time to do so? You need more assistance for the analysis of your
data, than a single hour of consulting can offer?

If you want your data to be extensively analysed, you may wish to submit your data to our "Statistics Lab" that takes place every autumn semester. If your problem is suitable, you will receive consultation by a statistic student and a regular member of the Seminar for Statistics, a full analysis of your data regarding your questions and a final report.

This requires your willingness for information exchange with the students, time for 2-3 one-hour-meetings and offering your data for educational purposes. Additionally you shouldn't be under pressure of time regarding the results of the analysis.

Application under

Support for statistical software

We also offer support for several statistical software. To arrange a personal appointment or ask questions directly, write an email to An Overview of the statistical software used at the ETH Zurich can be found here here.

Introductory courses

We offer courses for:

On request we also offer introductory courses for companies.

mailing list ETH-Statuser

We manage the mailing list ETH-Statuser. As subscriber you will be regularly informed about innovations regarding statistical software used at the ETH Zurich and also about upcoming courses dealing with statistical software.


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