The founding members of pier consortium include:

What is pier?

The Partners in Innovation, Education and Research Consortium (PIER Consortium™) is a collaborative network spanning six health systems, offering an entrepreneurial approach to clinical research. The focus is to streamline the clinical research process, accelerate clinical trials, and facilitate the sharing of innovative ideas across the consortium. PIER’s unique infrastructure leverages the services, expertise and scientific leadership from each member to improve the lives of our patients and communities.


Pier Offers Solutions to Key Challenges in Clinical Research

1. Operational Innovation

Reduced study start-up timeline (one budget/one contract/one IRB)


2. Patient Centricity

Opportunities to engage patients in the design and oversight of clinical trials


3. Precision medicine

Create large patient pools enabling researchers to examine genes and environments to target specific treatments to encountered illnesses


4. Informatics

Harness new technology to aggregate data from multiple sites; leverage digital health


5. Quality Centers

Standardized training and commitment to best-in-class metrics