The Biometrics Unit supports IITA’s scientific staff and researchers in using statistical methodology and software to improve the planning, designing, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research proposals and results. In addition, it offers courses, workshops, and seminars aimed at improving the use of statistical methods and specialized software.

The Biometrics Unit contributes to R4D through the participation of biometricians as members of research groups. They provide knowledge of field and lab experiments that would help in offering methodological alternatives at inception of research. They also aid in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results as needed.