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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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02 May 2017 | General
COST Action DigiLitEY has released a report on the Internet of Toys: safety, security and societal insights

Internet connected toys have become an inevitable part of our kids' lives. And while they offer important opportunities for learning, health, and entertainment, they also raise questions about safety, security, privacy, trust and other fundamental children’s rights.


02 May 2017 | General
Inspiring stories from PROTEOSTASIS COST Action or how to boost your research career and make an impact

If you wonder how other COST Actions are performing or want to hear best practices and inspiring stories, PROTEOSTASIS has released an interesting video about their experiences during their Action. It features short testimonials of Action participants from different countries and institutions explain how the Action has helped them in their research careers and contributed to the broader topic of understanding proteins.


28 April 2017 | General
From wearable robots to black holes: get to know the 25 COST networks that kicked off this spring

Throughout March and April, we hosted over 600 researchers and specialists from all over the continent, involved in 25 new networks. The 25 kick-offs were a chance for them to meet and set out their networks’ goals and priorities. The Actions will receive an estimated EUR 13 million for the usual timeframe of 4 years, helping them put their research networking activities into practice.


25 April 2017 | General
Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh appointed President of the COST Association

The COST governing board – the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) – has appointed Utrecht University Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh as the new President of the COST Association for the next two years. His mandate is officially due to start on 21 June 2017, as he succeeds the outgoing President, Dr Ángeles Rodríguez Peña. The decision was announced at the 25-26 April CSO meeting in The Hague.


06 April 2017 | General
Looking beneath the surface: making cities better places to live in

A new interactive toolbox is helping urban planners, practitioners, environmental organisations and researchers across Europe work together to better understand and use the ground beneath our cities.


08 March 2017 | General
Creating a European observatory on femicide

To mark the international women’s day, COST Action “Femicide across Europe” stresses the importance of continuous efforts to counter the phenomenon killing thousands of women every year, worldwide. Network members are now looking for partners and stakeholders to set up a European observatory, and plan to discuss the next steps at the network’s final conference in Malta.


07 March 2017 | General
Major scientific publishers team up with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review

Together with researchers in COST Action New Frontiers of Peer Review - PEERE, Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley have agreed on a protocol that enables peer review data sharing in a journal sample. This collaboration is meant to improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of scholarly peer review.


21 February 2017 | General
COST Actions turn the spotlight on Portugal

Part of the Portuguese research community participating in COST networks met the EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation, Mr Carlos Moedas, in Lisbon on Monday, 20 February. The lunch event stressed the added value that COST networks bring to the European R&D landscape.


16 January 2017 | General
The e-COST tool reopens for submissions

Participants will be able to submit their COST Action proposals as of Monday, 16 January, 17:00 CET.


13 December 2016 | General
COST will reinforce support for researchers in Inclusiveness Target Countries

Encouraged by the success of COST in providing a career springboard for researchers from less research-intensive countries, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) has launched a series of new measures to benefit Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC).



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