Diane Dean

Director, Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight

Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH

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Diane Dean is Director of the Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight (DGCO) in the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), a component of the Office of Extramural Research at the NIH.   She joined OPERA in 1998 and became the first director of DGCO in January 2002. The DGCO provides a focal point for the NIH extramural research program to promote compliance and enhance compliance oversight by recipient institutions. Diane’s extensive career at NIH encompasses over 25 years of compliance experience in extramural research, including 16 years reviewing allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse, the basis for her keen interest in compliance.


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