= European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research
URL = http://cost.esf.org
"COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research – is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST is also the first and widest European intergovernmental network for coordination of nationally funded research activities."
"Action 32, “Open Scholarly Communities on the Web” has two aims:
to create a digital infrastructure for collaborative humanities research on the Web; and to establish and foster the growth of Scholarly Communities that will provide feedback to the IT developers regarding the needs and expectations of humanities researchers and will serve as a core group of early adopters."