Gunta Liders is the Associate Vice President for Research Administration at the University of Rochester. In this role, she serves as a senior administrative officer of the University responsible for non-financial aspects of sponsored programs administration, including the development and implementation of research policies and processes. Gunta serves on numerous University of Rochester standing committees such as the conflict of interest committee, technology transfer policy committee, institutional biosafety committee, and radiation safety committee. She also is staff to the Faculty Senate’s Research Policy Committee.
Gunta is the University of Rochester’s primary representative to the Council of Governmental Relations, served on its Board of Directors for six years and is past-Chair of its Research Administration and Compliance Committee. Gunta is a past officer and Board member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). She has received two Distinguished Service Awards from both the national and regional chapters of NCURA. Gunta is the University representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership and previous member of its Executive Committee. Gunta is contributing editor for the monthly “Managing Federal Grants” newsletter. Gunta is a chapter author for “Managing Federal Grants: A Guide to Colleges and Universities”, as well as for “Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices”. She has served as an external reviewer and financial consultant for the National Institutes of Health.