Virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting

Every month, the professional development meetings of statisticians and data scientists at Waite, known as StatsPD@Waite, bring together specialists in various aspects of data sciences in agriculture from Waite, Roseworthy and Adelaide.

Please join us for the next virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting where Assoc. Prof. John van der Hoek from University of South Australia will present his work regarding vaccine efficacy.

Please note that the StatsPD@Waite meetings are recorded. If you have a question to the speaker but would rather not be recorded, please send me your question via chat during the meeting and I will ask it on your behalf. 

Please email Beata Sznajder for details of the Zoom meeting.


Vaccine Efficacy

Assoc. Prof. John van der Hoek (University of South Australia)

We describe the process by which vaccine efficacy estimates is determined and the various theories by which a 95% confidence interval is arrived at. 

We present a novel way to do this which could be used by regularity authorities can verify results provided to them by manufacturers of the vaccines. 

This is particularly important because even in the extensive documents that the companies provide, the statistical tools are sometimes inadequately presented and different methodologies are in use. The regularity authorities need tools to check that the various methods provide similar confidence intervals for the vaccine efficacies.

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