The Global Young Academy has published a full report on its 2021 online International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting on the topic “Trust in Science”.

The report leads with a message from the GYA Co-Chairs, and includes summaries, insights and links to session recordings from the International Conference panels and GYA Working Group discussions on a diverse range of topics. Key discussions and decisions taken at the Annual General Meeting are reflected. Two online workshops, held in conjunction with the AGM, are outlined: an annual science leadership workshop for new GYA members and a policy memo writing workshop co-organised by the GYA Science Advice Working Group.

As individuals and as an organization, we realize that life, society and the scientific environment have been shaken out of the old “normal” into new conditions that we are fortunate to be positioned to shape. How can we as young scientists participate in this reshaping? What will the future look like for research and science around the world, and the international cooperation of science – science diplomacy, academic freedom and more?

– From “A Word from the GYA Co-Chairs”. Roula Inglesi-Lotz (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Michael Saliba (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Download the full report here (PDF).