The Mission of the Forest Service Statistical Function is providing high quality and timely statistical services to Forest Service research scientists and professionals for enhancing the quality and credibility of research and development results.
Our primary activities include:
|Statistical consulting||Working with people needing statistical assistance to solve their problems.|
|Statistical analysis||Drawing conclusions from data in the presence of uncertainty.|
|Statistical review||Assessment of proposed and performed statistical methods throughout the research process.|
|Consulting on quality assurance||A process to produce research data and results with known precision, completeness, representativeness, comparability, and, where appropriate, accuracy.|
|Collaborative research||Participating on research teams and developing solutions to statistical problems integral to the research.|
|Statistical computing||Providing high quality, corporate statistical computing tools and associated technical support.|
Forest Service Research and Development engages in a very broad portfolio of complex programs to serve the many different information and technology needs of our clientele, which requires a statistical function of commensurate breadth and complexity.