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One or two or 10 studies won’t solve our most complex societal challenges. Big problems require collaborations beyond academia. Orbon Alija/E+ via Getty Images

Using research to solve societal problems starts with building connections and making space for young people

Use-inspired research goes beyond translational research to build lasting connections between researchers and communities.
It is important to educate the public about scientific research, discoveries and applications. (Shutterstock)

Talking about science and technology has positive impacts on research and society

Conversations about scientific research and technological innovations allow the public to build trust with experts, and understand the impacts on everyday lives.
Journalists covering scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic increased their reliance on preprints. (Shutterstock)

Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic relied on research that had yet to be peer reviewed

Preprints are often free to use, making them more accessible for journalists to report on. However, as they have yet to undergo peer review, science journalists take a gamble on their accuracy.

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