Barbara Emily Bierer
Barbara Emily Bierer, MD
Professor of Medicine (Pediatrics)

Barbara Bierer is the program director of the Regulatory Foundations, Law and Ethics Program of the Harvard Catalyst, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Award. Dr. Bierer co-founded and now leads, as faculty co-director, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center at Harvard, a University-wide and collaborative effort to improve standards for the planning and conduct of clinical trials in the developing world.  From 2003-2014, she served as Senior Vice President, Research, at the BWH and was the institutional official for human subjects and animal research, for biosafety and for research integrity at the BWH.  She initiated the Brigham Research Institute and the Innovation Hub (iHub), a focus for entrepreneurship and innovation. In addition, she was the Co-Chair of the Partners HealthCare Committee on Conflict of Interest.  Dr. Bierer established and directed the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity at the BWH; for these efforts, she was the first recipient of the HMS Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award in 2008.

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Relocation of study participants for rare and ultra-rare disease trials: Ethics and operations.
Authors: Authors: Gelinas L, Crawford B, Kelman A, Bierer BE.
Contemp Clin Trials
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Protecting Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders and Their Neonates Participating in Research.
Authors: Authors: Davis JM, Yao L, Bierer BE.
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Social Media as an Ethical Tool for Retention in Clinical Trials.
Authors: Authors: Gelinas L, Bierer BE.
Am J Bioeth
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Credit data generators for data reuse.
Authors: Authors: Pierce HH, Dev A, Statham E, Bierer BE.
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Transitioning to the National Institutes of Health single institutional review board model: Piloting the use of the Streamlined, Multi-site, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance.
Authors: Authors: Vardeny O, Hernandez AF, Cohen LW, Franklin A, Baqai M, Palmer S, Bierer BE, Cobb N.
Clin Trials
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Scientific Merit Predicates Ethical Review of Clinical Research.
Authors: Authors: Bierer BE, Gelinas L.
Ethics Hum Res
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Returning aggregate results of clinical trials: Empirical data of patient preferences.
Authors: Authors: Aldinger CE, Ligibel J, Shin IH, Denninger JW, Bierer BE.
J Clin Transl Sci
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Universal Funder Responsibilities That Advance Social Value.
Authors: Authors: Bierer BE, Strauss DH, White SA, Zarin DA.
Am J Bioeth
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Leveling the Joint Task Force Core Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals.
Authors: Authors: Sonstein SA, Namenek Brower RJ, Gluck W, Kolb HR, Aldinger C, Bierer BE, Jones CT.
Ther Innov Regul Sci
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Assessment of a shortened informed consent form for pediatric research: a pilot study.
Authors: Authors: Murray PD, Bierer BE, Hirschfeld S, Klein AK, Davis JM.
Pediatr Res
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