First, the public and transparent nature of COSA allows for constant input, review, and improvement. Its indicators have been benchmarked to dozens of internationally accepted normative references such as those of the World Health Organization or the International Labor Organization. Its survey and analysis methods align with the current scientific understanding of good practice in impact assessment. COSA Research Partners are widely respected as leading scientific institutions in their countries.

Finally, the COSA Scientific Committee includes some of the world’s most noted scientists and experts.