The Statistical Support Network

The Statistical Support Network (SSN) is a network of statisticians that aims to be the most sought-after source of statistical advice in ANU. Its predecessor, the Statistical Consulting Unit, was established in 1982 and built a strong reputation for expert statistical advice in study design, data collection and data analysis across all disciplines. The Statistical Support Network replaced the SCU in August 2021. Research collaboration is central to the SSN’s role and its members collaborate with researchers in both the sciences and humanities. 

The Statistical Support Network:

  • has the technical expertise to keep abreast of the fast-evolving research methodologies in a data-driven research environment, across a broad range of disciplines
  • consistently advocates for appropriate study designs for experiments and surveys
  • provides advice in data management, exploratory data analysis, statistical modelling and data presentation.

Through its partner the Biological Data Science Institute, it offers weekly drop-in sessions to respond to researcher queries, as well as short courses and workshops in statistics tailored to specific research areas, and more generalist online courses in statistical thinking. 


To be the hub where every ANU HDR student and researcher is welcome to collaborate with statistical experts to achieve excellent research results.

SSN’s values are Collaboration, Competence, Integrity, Kindness and Leadership.