COST = European Cooperation in Science and Technology – Funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Networks are called COST Actions, last for 4 years and bring together researchers from European countries as well as other countries:
COST Member countries: 38 full member countries and 1 Cooperating Member and 1 Partner Member
Non-COST Members: COST Near Neighbour Countries (NNC), COST International Partner Countries (IPC)
COST Vademecum = Key document which provides the terms and conditions for the financing of Actions and other activities. Other important documents and useful material can be found here.
SOUND control = Standardizing OUtput-based surveillance to control Non-regulated Diseases of cattle in the EU
CA17110 – COST Action number
MoU = Memorandum of Understanding – The agreement which describes the Action‘s objectives accepted by participating countries
MC = Management Committee – National representatives of each COST country nominated by COST National Coordinators (CNC) in charge of the coordination, implementation and management of an Action’s activities. Each country has up to 2 MC members and 3 MC substitutes.
CG = Core Group – Action‘s leadership
WG = Working Group – our Action has 5 working groups (see the list above)
STSM = Short-Term Scientific Mission – financially supported mobility of researcher from one institution participating in SOUND control COST Action to the participating institution in another country.
ITC = Inclusiveness Target Country – less research-intensive COST Member country
ECI = Early Career Investigator – An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate
CP/CPs = Control Programme/s