COST Actions are Open and Bottom up. During the 1st year of an Action (for NEUBIAS: open until 30th of April, 2017).
Any researcher/Scientist/professional, from a COST Member Country that has signed the Memorandum of Understanding of the Action (see here for a list of NEUBIAS countries), and whose expertise is relevant to the Action can join by simply contacting the Chair of The Action by email:
Julien Colombelli (IRB Barcelona, Spain)
The general prerequisite to join is that mutual benefit between the Action and the interested individual can be clearly identified.
The procedure to join the Action involves a few steps which will soon be formalized in a document summarizing the "Inclusion Path for Newcomers". In brief, we ask interested participants to read the MoU, describe their research interest and express specific interests in the activities of the Workgroups described in the MoU via an entry questionnaire. The "Inclusion Path for Newcomers" will define the minimal activity requirement expected from NEUBIAS members. For example, Management Committee members are required to be active in at least one of the Workgroups.
- For countries that have not yet signed the MoU, inclusion in NEUBIAS will depend on this signature. The contact person is the COST National Coordinator of the country, contact to be found on the website of COST.
- For International Partner Countries, inclusion in the Action involves institutional agreements, please contact the Action Chair for more details.