Open call for Standard Short Term Scientific Missions

Application deadline: December 10, 2018.

Details on the application process can be found here.


Working Group Meeting

March 11-12, 2019 | Tallinn, Estonia

Application deadline: December 21, 2018.

More information on the meeting and the application process can be found here.


Open call for Training school "Leadership for the future: knowledgeable and successful leaders in Research Administration"

February 18-20, 2019 | Ljubljana, Slovenia

Application deadline: December 25, 2018.

Details on the application process can be found here.


Working Group meeting report

Read the full report of our last WG meeting held in Belgrade in September 2018, download all the presentations and watch the recording of the plenary session "GDPR and Data Management".


Training school report

Read the Dateidownloadfull report of our Training school "How to manage key financial tasks for H2020 European research and innovation projects: Finance for Beginners".


Training school video

Watch a video from our last Training school held in Belgrade!



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 are interested in participating in any of the BESTPRAC activities or want to receive updated information about the network, it is open to new members so feel free to register for the EmailBESTPRAC mailing list.

You can also follow BESTPRAC on: 


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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 from the first three years here: 
DateidownloadBESTPRAC Report 2014-2017.

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.

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.