Aurali Dade oversees Institute administration, programs and strategic direction. Dade also is the Associate Vice President for Research Development, Integrity and Assurance (RDIA) at George Mason University. Dade has a PhD in Environmental Science, an MS in Biology, and a BS in Environmental Biology. She teaches classes at the university focused on data ethics, policy, and risk. Dade is the Principal Investigator for the ORI funded conference grant Supporting Responsible Research Organizations: A Framework for Engaged Research Managers and Administrators and conducts research and scholarship related to research compliance and ethics. She served as the editor and author of two chapters for: Implementing a Comprehensive Research Compliance Program: A Handbook for Research Officers, a book published by Information Age Press in 2015.