Alexander Bernier is a Montreal-based lawyer and an Academic Associate at McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy. In this role, he coordinates the implementation of data governance tools for multiple biomedical research consortia, including the Human Cell Atlas, the European-Canadian Cancer Network (EUCANCan), and the Pediatric Cancer Consortium. He acts as the Ethics Officer of the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) and the Chair of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) Data Access Committee. In addition to participating in the governance of real-world biomedical data, Alexander is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His doctoral research uses law and economics methodologies to understand how organisations respond to legal rules that govern their use of data.