The Impact Assessment Study commissioned by the COST Association to ERDYN and ZSI in January 2019 aimed to evaluate whether participation in COST Actions has positively impacted the careers of researchers and innovators.
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation.
Our findings are based on a survey with more than 4500 former and current Action participants, and 30 in-depth interviews with participants holding a leadership position.
A mix of quantitative and qualitative tools were used in the study, including Principal Component Analysis, cluster analysis, multiple regression analysis, network analysis and textual analysis.
Find the full report here: https://www.cost.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Targeted-impact-assessment-on-career-development.pdf
* COST Inclusiveness Target Countries are Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.