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Infographic: Sports Biostatisticians as a critical member of all sports science and medical teams for injury prevention
  1. Marti Casals1,2,3,
  2. Sheree Bekker4,
  3. Caroline F Finch4
  1. 1 Sports Performance Analysis Research Group, University of Vic, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2 Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Barcelona, Spain
  3. 3 Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4 Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marti Casals; marticasals{at}

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The statistics profession has been heralded as one of the 21st century’s sexiest.1 Indeed, movies like Moneyball have brought the advent of data science in the sports arena into the mainstream.2 New technologies and the potential for Big Data provide compelling potential for the inclusion of statisticians in sports science and medicine teams.

Current methodological problems that exist in research and in sport science …

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