BESTPRAC-EARMA virtual meeting

November 25-26, 2020 | Zoom platform

Registrations are open!

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

Official end of the COST Targeted Network (October 2019)

Even though the COST funding has subsided, BESTPRAC is still active in trying to find alternative ways of sustaining the fantastic network that was created.

We invite you to follow us here and on Twitter, where all news regarding our continuation will be published.

We also invite you to explore, use and share the vast collection of BESTPRAC learning materials produced during the 6 years of COST funding. These are highly useful for anyone working on EU funded projects, especially people working on Horizon 2020 proposals / projects.

You can also read about our overall achievements in the DateidownloadBESTPRAC Report 2014-2019.

Happy reading and talk to you on Twitter!


BESTPRAC Core group


What is the benefit of BESTPRAC for research organisations?

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


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 one of our meetings!

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.


Watch our video!

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.