ICARDA Biometrics and Statistics Section workplan 2016
The quality of science in research work is enhanced by sound planning of the experiments/surveys, development of suitable statistical techniques and data analysis, inferences drawn and their presentation for dissemination. Biometrics covers the areas of statistical methods specifically devised for biological research environment, while Statistics addresses theoretical, methodological and applications of statistical tools in general. Continued developments in Biometrics and Statistics in areas such as design of experiments in field-plot research, statistical modeling of data, spatial statistics, re-sampling techniques, molecular marker and sequence data deserve further exploitation and adoption to support the Center projects. The Biometrics and Statistics Section (BSS) will support the required development to achieve a total quality management in research in terms of sound generation of research data, efficient storage and retrieval system for data, statistical analysis and inference, dissemination of research results, Biocomputing modules, and training to NARSs catalyze research technology transfer. BSS's goal in the area of Biometrics and Statistics is to assist research programs in achieving reliable, efficient, repeatable and interpretable experimental/survey results. An ambitious core of activities has been derived from the CRPs where ICARDA is participating.