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.

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.

Updated Information


Best Practice Guidelines resulting from STSMs


Working Group Meeting

March 23-24, 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal


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!


Working Group Meeting

September 22-23, 2016 | Vilnius, Lithuania

presentations and report available!


Training School "Finance for Beginners"

April 18-20, 2016 | Verona, Italy 


Literature relevant to BESTPRAC 


STSM Reports

Please follow #BESTPRAC at  and join the group BESTPRAC at 


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


Links to useful websites