Research Management and Administration

Research Magement and Administration

HETFA Background Study on Educational Needs of Research Managers and Administrators


BESTPRAC: the voice of research administrators building a network of excellence

BESTPRAC is a COST Targeted Network that gathers administrative, financial and legal staff at universities and research-driven institutions who are carrying out different tasks to support transnational external competition based (in particular EU funded) research projects.

The network serves as a platform for exchanging experiences, sharing and developing best practices, encouraging knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and increasing efficiency in these fields.

BESTPRAC activities can be divided into three groups: Working groups, Training schools and Short-term mobilities.

Virág Zsár, Coordinator of the Division for International Cooperation is involved in the action as Vice-Leader of Working Group 1 focusing on administrative issues related to the preparation of research and innovation projects. Our colleagues generally take part in the preparation, implementation and follow up of BESTPRAC meetings, compilation of useful materials as well as through the cross-cutting groups, for paving the way for the sustainment of the action.

Thus, we work together with research managers and EU funding advisors from 38 European countries in knowledge and experience exchange programmes to draw up EU research and innovation resources more efficiently.

Stay tuned on BESTPRAC actions through our website: