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)


“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.