SBIRs are a common vehicle for small software developers (and Stata is

small... at least compared to SAS). And if not for that money,

StataCorp would have to either charge more per license or have fewer

features developed. So that's at least somewhat important information.

And yes, a lot of biostatisticians in the US has majority (sometimes

80% or 90%) of their funding from grants. Expansions or contractions

of the federal US grant funding are the biggest pieces of news for

people in those positions...

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 7:13 PM, David Airey <

[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'm installed at a medical school, and we survive on NIH funding. So it's

> common ground. It means StataCorp is very serious about biostatistics and

> being creative in applications within this discipline.

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

> On Dec 3, 2008, at 5:37 PM, "Martin Weiss" <

[hidden email]> wrote:

>

>> Sorry for being negative about this thread, but if there is one issue that

>> I could not care less about, it is the number of grants to StataCorp. David

>> did not specify what it is that stirs his interest there, but maybe he will

>> elaborate...

>>

>> HTH

>> Martin

>> _______________________

>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Nick Cox" <

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>> To: <

[hidden email]>

>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:44 PM

>> Subject: st: RE: SBIR grants at Stata?

>>

>>

>>> This is for StataCorp to answer. (Not "Stata Corp".)

>>>

>>> But many readers, especially those outside the United States, will want

>>> an explanation -- Small Business Innovation Research -- and a URL

>>> www.sbir.gov.

>>>

>>> And perhaps another explanation: NIH = (U.S.) National Institutes of

>>> Health and another URL www.nih.gov.

>>>

>>> Please remember the list is global -- geographically and in terms of

>>> members' interests.

>>>

>>> Nick

>>>

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>>>

>>> David Airey

>>>

>>> I noticed Yulia's work at Stata Corp was funded by NIH. How many SBIR

>>> grants does Stata Corp have? Is this common at Stata. I thought it was

>>> very interesting to say the least.

>>>

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