Throughout March and April, events took place for 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.
All the Actions include researchers and specialists from a broad range of scientific fields. Almost half of the network leaders (48%) indicated their research covered at least two main OECD fields of science and technology. Roughly half of the Actions (44%) mainly touch on natural sciences and medical and health sciences, while 24% are working in the field of engineering and technology and social sciences. The other Actions cover Agricultural sciences (16%) and humanities (4%).
Some of the topics include:
– personalised therapies for teenagers with mental disorders
– MRI biomarkers for diagnosing and treating chronic kidney disease
– wearable robots augmenting human motor functions
– crowdsourcing for language learning
– imaging techniques used in forensic science
– gravitational waves and black holes
Many of the above are relevant to researchers at BU.
The networks are growing, so if you are interested in playing an active role in an Action’s core group, find out more.
If you would like to simply participate in an Action’s networking activities, have a look at the COST networking tools first:
Contact your preferred Action’s Chair for details on how to sign up for such activities in the coming months.
See the whole list of new 25 COST Actions here (scroll down to see the links on this page)
If you are already involved in a COST Action, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Faciltiator: EU & International, so that we can share your experience.