Welcome to COST Targeted Network TN1302

The main objective of this Targeted Network is to establish a network for the administrative, finance and legal services in universities, research organizations and related entities supporting researchers involved in the lifecycle of transnational external competition based (in particular European funded) projects in order to exchange experiences and share and develop best practices, encourage knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and increased efficiency. 

Information on the Targeted Network is also available at the official COST webpage.

Dissemination of BESTPRAC Output

Statements of BESPRAC members


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.

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.

Updated Information

Dissemination Meeting 

September 19, 2017 | jointly organized with EC, DG R&I, Unit B5


BESTPRAC Booklet: DateidownloadCover, DateidownloadInlet


Follow @BestPracEU at  and join the group BESTPRAC at 


Working Group Meeting

September 20, 2017 | Brussels, Belgium


Recording of BESTPRAC Twitter Webinar
Password: bestpractwit)


Best Practice Guidelines resulting from STSMs


Working Group Meeting

March 23-24, 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

presentations and report available!


Managing FP7 and H2020 Projects: DateidownloadGuide to Best Practice - Financial Issues

"Alone at the grant office" - Survival Kits - LEGAL

WG1 / WG2 / WG3 documents


Training School "Administration of research funding in inclusiveness targeted countries"

September 27-29, 2016 | Vienna, Austria

presentations and report available!


Literature relevant to BESTPRAC 


STSM Reports



COST Story "When EU research projects are in need of admin power"


Links to useful websites