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COST Action on Citizen Science is to participate in Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2017 (WIRE)

Mon, 2017-05-22 12:01
This year, the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will be hosted by the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia). The conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and is related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency.

European researchers tackle the global challenge of chronic kidney disease

Mon, 2017-05-15 09:21
Researchers from 22 European countries have set up PARENCHIMA, a network that will boost the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers in efficiently managing chronic kidney disease.

COST Info Sessions in Romania

Thu, 2017-05-11 17:30
On 4 May 2017, COST organised three info sessions for the Romanian research community in Bucharest, in cooperation with MEP Victor Negrescu. The sessions were held at the Polytechnics University of Bucharest, the National University of Political and Administrative Studies and the Romanian Council for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

COST Action DigiLitEY has released a report on the Internet of Toys: safety, security and societal insights

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:17
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.

Inspiring stories from PROTEOSTASIS COST Action or how to boost your research career and make an impact

Tue, 2017-05-02 09:49
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.

From wearable robots to black holes: get to know the 25 COST networks that kicked off this spring

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:58
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.

Conference grants: a new COST networking tool

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:47
Since COST's priority is enhancing research collaboration where ideas and people can grow without borders, we have added conference grants to our networking tools’ list. Conference grants help PhD students and early-career investigators from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries attend international science and technology related conferences that are not specifically organised by a COST Action.

Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh appointed President of the COST Association

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:45
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.

Looking beneath the surface: making cities better places to live in

Thu, 2017-04-06 18:05
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.

Creating a European observatory on femicide

Wed, 2017-03-08 12:57
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.

Major scientific publishers team up with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review

Tue, 2017-03-07 14:19
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.

COST Actions turn the spotlight on Portugal

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:51
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.