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About the Research Council

Research Council of Lithuania (RCL) is a science and studies policy implementing institution, which performs an expert and advisory function to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and to the Government in matters of studies and experimental development.

RCL's mission – is to actively participate in the formulation of research, experimental development and innovation policy and to strive to make Lithuania's system of research, experimental development and innovation effective and in line with the expectations of Lithuanian society and global challenges, by applying organisational and financial instruments for competitive funding of scientific research.

The overarching goal of the RCL is to increase the value, efficiency and impact of science. This is achieved by developing activities along the following main axes:

  • to make science funding more efficient,
  • develop Lithuania's scientific community,
  • implementing the principles of open science.

As part of Lithuania's science policy, RCL:

  • perform an expert function,
  • conducting scientific performance evaluations,
  • administers the most important programmes for the development of Lithuanian science,
  • represents Lithuania's interests in science and experimental development issues in working groups of the European Union member states and in many international organisations,
  • implements competitive funding for science programmes.

The activities and structure of the RCL are set out in Lithuanian Law on Science and StudiesThe statutes of are approved by the Government and the rights and obligations of its owner are exercised by the Government. The LMT is accountable to the Government.

The RCL is composed of a Board, a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, three Expert Committees  the Expert Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences, the Expert Committee on Natural and Technical Sciences, the Expert Committee on Science and Studies Policy (under formation)  and an Administration.

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Research Council of Lithuania: 2011-2012. Start of the new decade
Roadmap for Research Infrastructures of Lithuania, 2015
Research Council of Lithuania rules of procedure
Research Council of Lithuania regulations

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Dr. Gintaras Valinčius

Curriculum Vitae

Education 

1993 Doctor of Natural Sciences, degree nostrified by the Lithuanian Research Council, reg. No. 2734
1980 Vilnius University, Faculty of Chemistry, chemist, chemistry teacher

Work experience

2022-2023  Administrative position Executive Director of the VU GMC-EMBL Partnership Institute, Academic position - Senior Researcher at VU GMC VU GMC
2017-2022 Director, Life Sciences Centre, Vilnius University
2009-2023 Senior Researcher, Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University, Head of the Department of Bioelectrochemistry and Biospectroscopy
2002-2010 Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University, Department of Bioelectrochemistry and Biospectroscopy
2002-2011 Professor, Vilnius Tech (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University), Faculty of Basic Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering
1998-2002 Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
1990-1998 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vilnius University
1984-1988 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vilnius University
1980-1994 Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vilnius University

Awards

2020 Acknowledgement and Commemorative Medal of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania for significant contribution to the protection of the health of the Lithuanian people during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 Acknowledgement and commemorative medal from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania for contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
2018 Knight's Cross of the Order of the Grand Duke of Gediminas
2016 Lithuanian Science Prize 

Research interests

Biochemistry, molecular biophysics, bioelectrochemistry

Additional information

Author of over 90 scientific papers referenced in Thomson Reuters WOS, author of 2 peer-reviewed scientific monographs, author of 2 USSR copyright certificates.
During his scientific career, he has participated in more than 30 national and international conferences. Lecturer in many invited lectures.

Foreign languages

English, French, Russian

dr. Reda Cimmperman

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Scientific Secretary of the Research Council of Lithuania since 2015

Graduated from Vilnius University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Biochemistry and a Master of Science in Microbiology. In 2010, on a joint doctoral programme between Vilnius University and Nature Research Centre, obtained a biomedical doctor’s degree. Between 2001 and 2003 worked for Aukstieji Algoritmai analysing pharmaceutical research articles, and between 2002 and 2017 at the Nature Research Centre’s Laboratory of Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Between 2009 and 2015 was a Senior Specialist at the Science Policy and Analysis Division of the Research Council of Lithuania.

Dr. Cimmperman’s scientific interests and work include ecotoxicological research using various microorganisms, the study of oxidative stress enzymes, the ecotoxicologic effects of heavy metals and nanomaterial on freshwater algae and research into hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea Region.

Since 2006 she has been actively involved in the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers, and in 2016 was awarded the honorary title of Lithuanian Young Researcher. Since 2016, she’s been a member of the Academic Council of the Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences and a member of the Lithuanian Society of Plant Physiologists. Dr. Cimmperman is a representative of the Research Council of Lithuania, coordinating the Biodiversa programme in the group and is also a member of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO and the Lithuanian National Committee on Climate Change.

Between 2005 and 2008 received a doctoral programme scholarship from the German Environmental Agency and trained in the Leibniz Working Group on Freshwater and Freshwater Fish and Biochemical Regulations in Berlin. In 2009 trained at Paul Verlaine University of Metz in France. Research topics, along with a co-author, published scientific articles, and lectured at international conferences and symposia in the USA, Hong Kong, Greece, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and elsewhere.

Worked and coordinated various projects. Led a project under the 7th BP OMC-NET activity ‘Coordination of Research Policies in Regions and Countries’ (2010-2011), administered the EU Structural Funds project ‘Database Lituanistika’ (2011-2012), coordinated the FP7 project ‘Policy measures for the economy’s efficiency through the economical use of resources’ (2012-2015). Was the main organiser of the research camp-seminar ‘Idėjų Kalvė’ (2008-2011), the coordinator of the Grundtvig learning partnership project ‘Let’s combine creativity and innovation in adult learning’ (2009-2011), and an expert at the national stage of the EU young researches (2010-2016). Dr. Cimmperman was a coordinator of the expert group (in 2014), preparing the feasibility study ‘On the Need and Opportunity of Lithuania’s Participation in the European Neutron Source in Construction’ and the insights of national research programmes ‘Linking Future Technologies’, ‘Healthy Ageing’ and ‘Agro, Forest and Water Ecosystems Sustainability’.

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Chairman of the BoardProf. habil. dr. Eugenijus Butkus[email protected]
Scientific Secretarydr. Reda Cimmperman[email protected]
Member of the Boardprof. habil. dr. Antanas Čenys[email protected]
Member of the Boarddr. Arvydas Lubys[email protected] 
Member of the BoardNeringa Morozaitė-Rasmussen[email protected]
Member of the Boarddr. Justas Nugaras[email protected] 
Member of the Boardprof. dr. Asta Pundzienė[email protected]
Member of the Boardprof. dr. Paulius V. Subačius[email protected] 
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Assistant to the Committe  
Audronė Ašmontienė
+370 618 72 953
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Chairman of the Committee

Dr. Marius Jurgilas

Senior Vice President Research & Innovation, SuperHow

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Prof. Habil. Dr. Limas Kupčinskas 

Chairman of the Division of Biology, Medicine and Geosciences, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

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Prof. Dr. Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienė

Professor, Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development, Vilnius University, Business School

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Dr. Artiom Magomedov

Senior Research Fellow, Kaunas University of Technology

[email protected]  

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Dr. Nerija Putinaitė

Associate Professor, Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science

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Prof. Dr. Virginijus Šikšnys

Distinguished Professor, Vilnius University

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Dr. Giedrius Viliūnas

Adviser to the Office of the Committee on the Future, Chancellery of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

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 Assistant to the Committe  
Audronė Ašmontienė
+370 618 72953
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Chair of the Committee 

Prof. Dr. Jurgita Verbickienė 

Head, Vilnius University, Centre for the Study of Eastern European Jewish History
 

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Dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius

Professor, Mykolas Romeris University

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Dr. Saulius Keturakis

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Kaunas University of Technology

[email protected] 

Doc. Dr. Liutauras Kraniauskas

Klaipėda University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Centre for Studies of Social Change

[email protected]

 

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Dr. Agnė Limantė

Senior Research Fellow, Lithuanian Social Science Centre, Institute of Law

[email protected] 

 Dr. Rima Povilionienė

Professor, Department of Musicology, Lithuanian Academy of Music

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Prof. Dr. Jelena Stankevičienė

Professor, Vilnius University, Department of Finance

[email protected]

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Dr. Jolanta Šinkūnienė

Institute of English, Romance and Classical Studies, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University

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Dr. Mikas Vaicekauskas

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore Department of Textology

[email protected]

Doc. Dr. Inga Vinogradnaitė

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

[email protected] 

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Prof. Dr. Justinas Žilinskas

Institute of International and European Union Law, Mykolas Romeris University

[email protected] 

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Assistant to the Committee
Sonata Szonn
+370 622 89 072
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Chair of the Committee

Prof. Dr. Vilmantė Borutaitė

Senior Researcher, Head of Laboratory, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Institute of Neuroscience, Biochemistry Laboratory

[email protected]

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Edita Baltrėnaitė-Gedienė

Research Institute of Environmental Protection, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

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Dr. Gediminas Brazaitis

Head of Laboratory, Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Agriculture, Department of Forest Sciences, Laboratory of Biodiversity Resources

[email protected] 

Prof. Dr. Augustina Jankauskienė 

Professor, Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of the Children's Diseases Clinic

[email protected] 

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Prof. Dr. Laimas Virginijus Jonaitis 

Clinic of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Lithuanian Academy of Health Sciences

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Prof. Habil. Dr. Saulius Antanas Juršėnas

Senior Researcher, Vilnius University, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology

[email protected] 

Prof. Habil. Dr. Narimantas Evaldas Samalavičius

Department of Surgery, Klaipeda University Hospital

[email protected] 

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Prof. Dr. Egidijus Šarauskis

Director of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Safety, Academy of Agriculture, Vytautas Magnus University

[email protected]

Prof. Habil. Dr. Gražina Tautvaišienė

Professor, Vilnius University, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy

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Prof. Dr. Petras Rimantas Venskutonis

Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Food Science and Technology

[email protected] 

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Prof. Dr. Julius Žilinskas

Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University

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The main aim of the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) is to strengthen European research cooperation facilitating the successful integration of Lithuanian researchers into international research projects and to monitor, analyse and report on developments in EU research and innovation policy.

The activities of LINO office embrace, but are not limited to:

  • Information exchange covering research and innovation policy issues as well as project opportunities
  • Promotion of the Lithuanian RDI strengths and interests via active dissemination and targeted meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Facilitation of interaction and networking with EU institutions and organisations.

LINO office is a member of an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D Liaison Offices (Informal Group of RTD Liaison OfficesIGLO) from 27 European countries. IGLO aims to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between Members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU RTD, in particular, the Framework Programmes.

LINO office is based at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union. The activities were started in May 2017. More information on LINO Office web page.

LINO office is a part of EU structural funds project „The internationalisation of Lithuanian research – the development of RDI links (LINO-LT)“ financed through the specific measure dedicated to strengthening the researchers capacities 2016-2020. The project is implemented by the Research Council of Lithuania. The project also provides financial support for:

  • Participation of Lithuanian researchers in meetings with potential partners, info-days, brokerage events, consultation events,
  • Targeted foreign researchers visits to Lithuanian research institutions,
  • Short-term missions of research managers.

Term of office

Period

Chairman

IX

Since November 2019

Romas Baronas

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June 2018-February 2019

Valdemaras Razumas

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VIII

July 2013-June 2018

Dainius Haroldas Pauža

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VII

May 2008-June 2013 

Eugenijus Butkus

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VI

September 2003-August 2007

V

January 2000-August 2003

Kęstutis Makariūnas

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IV

September 1999-December 1999 

III

January 1996-August 1999

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II

January 1994-December 1995

I

December 1991-December 1993 

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Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2020

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2019

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2018

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2017

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2016

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2015

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2014

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2013

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2012

Research Council of Lithuania Activity Report 2011

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Last updated: 19-02-2024