Danish Society for Biopharmaceutical Statistics


The Danish Society for Biopharmaceutical Statistics (DSBS) was formed in March 1992 as an independent non-profit association. The aims of DSBS are to further the exchange of information between professional statisticians working for the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark and abroad, to promote professional standards, and to constitute an expert body in biopharmaceutical statistical matters. About 150 statisticians, representing 13 companies, are members of the society


Upcoming events

Meeting on
Points to consider on mulitplicity issues in clinical trials

DSBS plans to comment on the draft guideline on Multiplicity from EMA via EFSPI

We would like to discuss the guideline and comments at a meeting, Monday May 29th, from 9-11 at Novo Nordisk in Søborg. Lars Holm Damgaard has agreed to give a short introduction to the current draft as background for the discussion, In order to facilitate an easier combination of comments for a submission to EFSPI, you are more than welcome to consolidate your comments in larger groups.

To register, please send a mail to oto@novonordisk.com latest 23 May

Recent events

DSBS 25th Anniversary 31 March 2017


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Deadline 17 January 2017.

To register, please send a mail to CAIO@novonordisk.com

Survival Analysis in Clinical Trials
17-18 January and 31 January - 1 February2017


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Deadline 6 January 2017.

To register, please send a mail to commres1351@Lundbeck.com
There is a limit on the number of attendees. The first come, first serve principle will be applied.

Joint FMS/DSBS Meeting - 1 November 2016


The programme for the 2016 Joint FMS/DSBS Meeting, taking place in Malmö November 1 2016, has now been announced. Click on the image above.
The theme of the meeting is Statistical analysis of risks and safety data, and the program is attached.
You can register for the meeting via the link https://viceversaeventmanagement.nemtilmeld.dk/14/at-bmafhlr8/
Last day for registration is October 17.

Mediation Analysis - 18 August 2016


The DSBS half-day seminar was held on 18 August 2016 at Ferring, Ørestad. The slide presentations and program can be found here.

DSBS General Assembly, Monday, 9 May 2016 at 16:00

General Assembly for DSBS and a miniseminar will take place at Charlottehaven, Hjørringgade 12 C • 2100 København Ø
After the annual conference, DSBS will host a dinner at the same venue.


The Joint DSTS and DSBS Two-day Meeting was held on 10-11 November 2015 at Novo Nordisk, Bagsværd. The slide presentations and program can be found here.

The 6th edition of the European Statistical Forum took place in Vienna on November 16, 2015. The title of this year’s edition is: “Applications of statistical methodology in early drug development”. For further information about this edition, future and the past ones you can visit the website www.esforum.eu. DSBS members will be provided discounted participation fee.

Articles in Nature on Statistics

The following article published in Nature may be of interest to you and your Industry colleagues: How scientists fool themselves—and how they can stop. There's also an accompanying commentary on blind data analysis: Blind analysis: Hide results to seek the truth, and an interesting editorial: Let’s think about cognitive bias.