Database on the biometrics of the menstrual cycle
Professor Bernardo Colombo has kindly given to the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padua a database, which has been put together through years of work.
It is in fact a collection of various databases, which are unique for their quality and completeness, fundamental for the study of the biometrics of the menstrual cycle of a woman.
Professor Colombo spent years planning, collecting and analysing information, and diffusing the results. The work lead to a number of fruitful collaborations, both nationally and internationally, with doctors, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, demographers, biostatisticians, experts on public health, statisticians and also scholars in the field of Human Science (e.g. theologians and experts on ethics). These collaborations have produced, and continue to produce, results of a high scientific level, as can be seen by the number of publications which have appeared in important national and international journals.
The variety of interesting results obtained raise many other scientific problems and open up the way for much more research based on the use of these databases.
In thanking Professor Colombo for this precious database, the Department of Statistical Sciences gladly accepts his request to make the data available to anyone interested in carrying out scientific research, and pursuing the aims and objectives for which the data was put together.
To make the distribution of the databases easier, and at the same time to ensure that the information contained in the database is fully respected, the Department of Statistical Sciences, the rightful owner of this data, asks all those interested to provide a research project with a brief description of the type of research and the reasons why the data responds to the scientific aim for which they are requested.
A brief note has been prepared showing how to request the use of one (or more) of the databases, a fac-simile of the Application form to use for the request.
A brief Technical Report, written by Professor Colombo, very clearly sets out the characteristics of each single database, and is useful for finding the data which best corresponds to the requirements of the research that needs to be carried out.