Final meeting summary & photos

The last WG meeting and the final BESTPRAC meeting were held on September 5-6, 2019 in Belgium. The summary, presentations and photos from the meeting are now available.


What is the benefit of BESTPRAC for research organisations?

Watch the video and see what our members have to say!


H2020 Financial Management Guide

Working Group 2: Finance published the DateidownloadFinancial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects: Guide to Best Practice. Happy reading!


Survey results

Read the results of the WG2 survey DateidownloadSynergies between H2020, ESIF and other funding sources.


Research Support Staff (RSS) Framework

Within WG1, a RSS Framework was developed. Read more about it on the BESTPRAC wiki page.




Welcome to BESTPRAC!

BESTPRAC is a COST Targeted Network that gathers administrative, financial and legal staff at universities and research-driven institutions who are carrying out different tasks to support transnational external competition based (in particular EU funded) research projects.

The network serves as a platform for exchanging experiences, sharing and developing best practices, encouraging knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and increasing efficiency in these fields.

BESTPRAC activities can be divided into three groups: Working groups, Training schools and Short-term mobilities. If you want to know more about the network, watch the video from our last meeting!

You can also follow BESTPRAC on: 



Information on BESTPRAC as well as the the Memorandum of Understanding is available at the official COST webpage.

The network has been active since 2014 and you can read about our activities here: 
DateidownloadBESTPRAC Report 2014-2019.

Disclaimer: In respect of any information published on the COST BESTPRAC website no warranty or representation of any kind is made, given or implied as to the sufficiency or fitness for purpose nor as to the absence of any infringement of any proprietary rights of third parties. Therefore, the information user shall in all cases be entirely and solely liable for the use to which it puts such information, and neither any individual or institution represented thereby providing such information published on the BESTPRAC website nor the BESTPRAC Core Group members, COST BESTPRAC Management Committee nor the COST Association shall be liable in case of infringement of proprietary rights of a third party.


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What is COST?

COST - European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research - is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST is also the first and widest European intergovernmental network for coordination of nationally funded research activities.

More information on COST can be found at the COST webpage.


Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.