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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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16 February 2018 | General
Czech Republic Info Day

COST held an Info Day in Prague on the 16th February to encourage greater participation of researchers from the Czech Republic in European research activities.


15 February 2018 | General
Extension of Memorandum of Understanding between COST and Joint Research Centre

COST and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding, which will cover the next five years. The extension strengthens the commitment between the two organisations to work together in order to promote research excellence through networking activities.


05 February 2018 | General
COST Customer Satisfaction Survey

Over the month of February, COST will conduct its biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey.


02 February 2018 | General
Mobile health applications put millions of users’ privacy and security at risk, researchers find

80% of the health apps evaluated in a European study transmitted health-related data to third-party companies, with only half doing so over secure (HTTPS) connections. Most of the apps did not meet legal requirements or standards meant to prevent users’ inappropriate and uncontrolled data usage and disclosure to third-party companies.


15 December 2017 | General
COST Governance approves strategy for a stronger position of research networks in FP9

On 12 December 2017, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials, chaired by COST President Sierd Cloetingh, in the presence of Director-General Robert-Jan Smits (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission) approved the strategy that will drive COST throughout the end of Horizon 2020 and the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).


01 December 2017 | General
COST Info Day - Israel

Scientific cooperation between the EU and Israel goes back to 1996, when Israel, as the first non-European country, started to be associated via a specific agreement to the European Framework Programme. Israel is now considered to be one of the European ‘Innovation Leaders’ with a quality of research equal to the most advanced EU Member States.


29 November 2017 | General
International networks: Creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

Open international networks including COST are a vital tool in enabling people from diverse disciplines and sectors to collaborate; developing ideas for new research and innovation and enhancing career prospects.


27 November 2017 | General
COST Connect: The relevance of impact in R&I Policy - What role for networks?

The measurement of impact is a hot topic in European Research and Innovation policies. European funded research projects and programmes are increasingly asked to define and measure the impact they create.


23 November 2017 | General
Towards research funding: Polish NCP Network present benefits of COST

The Polish research community are currently involved with 87% of running COST Actions, however it is aimed to increase levels of inclusion further, leading to an increase in participation in EU Framework Programmes.


09 November 2017 | General
World Science Forum 2017: COST President says research networks help spread scientific excellence worldwide and reduce brain drain

Speaking at this year’s World Science Forum held in Jordan, COST President Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh explained how researchers across the entire Middle East could benefit from COST’s open and inclusive research networks.



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