Documents and guidelines

The COST documents and guidelines below are for COST Action participants and researchers interested in knowing more about COST Actions:

The COST implementation rules provide the basic and general conditions for the implementation of COST activities, with a specific focus on COST Actions.

The COST Action template centre provides documents that COST Actions may use to report on their activities.

The key documents include the official announcement of the COST Open Call; the vademecum, which provides the terms and conditions for the financing of Actions and other activities; the technical annex, which is part of the COST Action proposal; and the SESA guidelines that give information on the application and selection procedure. You will also find the guidelines for dissemination of your COST Action results, which is key to know how to communicate the networks’ outcomes.

For general enquiries and technical problems, please contact office@cost.eu

COST implementation rules

Rules for participation in and implementation of COST activities

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Action proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA)

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Action management, monitoring and final assessment

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International cooperation and specific organisations participation

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COST Action template centre

Technical Annex oc-2020-1

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COST grant agreement template

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Final Action dissemination grant request form

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Travel reimbursement rules

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Travel reimbursement rules - Daily allowance

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Key documents

Vademecum

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Guidelines for Action management, monitoring and assessment

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Guidelines for the communication, dissemination and exploitation of COST Action results and outcomes

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COST Open Call SESA Guidelines

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Financial reporting - External user guide

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Other documents

Data Protection FAQ for COST Actions

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Open Call Infographic

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COST Code of Conduct

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Short term scientific mission (STSM) user guide

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Inclusiveness target countries (ITC) conference grants user guide

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COST Association documents

Statutes of the COST Association

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Internal rules of the COST Association

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COST Innovators Grant

COST Innovators' Grant Guidelines

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COST Innovators' Grant application form

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Archive - Previous Open Calls

Open call Proposal Submission Evaluation Selection Approval SESA 133/14 Open Call 2017/2018

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Open Call SESA Guidelines Open Call 2017-2018

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Announcement oc-2018-1

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Announcement oc-2018-2

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SESA Guidelines oc-2018-2

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Announcement oc-2019-1

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SESA guidelines oc-2019-1

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