Consultants in statistical methods

SFG is lead by lecturers and researchers at the Division of Mathematical Statistics at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University, on a non-profit basis. The purpose is to encourage application of modern statistical methods in science and industry, and to be complementary to the university education, by bringing students in contact with the diverse fields of application of modern statistics.

Statistical consultancy service is a Core facility at the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University which means that graduate students, researchers and master students are offered statistical consulting free of charge.

To apply for consultation, contact SFG's director Jan-Olov Persson by e-mail or by phone 08-16 47 53.

Services offered

We undertake both large and small tasks in the field of statistics and probability. Orders can, for example, relate to planning and statistical analysis of surveys and experiments, or calculations of probabilities in different contexts. Any branch of statistics can be involved, including biostatistics (such as clinical trials, epidemiology), chemometrics, official statistics (such as sample survey analysis), industrial statistics (such as quality control), econometrics and insurance and finance mathematics. In terms of statistical methods we can help you out in areas such as linear regression, logistic regression, variance, analysis of contingency tables, planning, sampling, multivariate analysis or analysis of lifetime data. However, we can not help clients with production of their data, by interviews or other forms of collection.

To some extent, we can also organise courses in statistics, which can be adapted to customer needs and wishes.


An important objective of the SFG is to let students of statistics participate in activities, for example by writing their theses in connection with a major project of ours. Under the qualified supervision by a senior statistician, this work gives the student a valuable introduction to his/her future profession.


A fixed per hour price normally applies to consultancy. If the task can be carried out by a student (under our supervision) we apply a reduced rate. For major orders, and for courses, prices are subject to negotiation.