Department of Biostatistics

A robust method to estimate the FDR

  • Pounds and Cheng (2006) describe a robust method to estimate the false discovery rate. Unlike other methods, this method is conservative when applied to one-sided or discrete p-values.
  • Additional details are available in the supplementary materials.
  • We have developed S-plus and R libraries to implement the method. To receive alerts regarding software updates, send an e-mail with "Software Update" in the subject line.
  • This User's Guide may be helpful in getting started.
  • More questions? Contact Stan Pounds.