The CECS webinar series spotlights topics of interest among food science students and young budding food scientists. The first session of the series featured the speakers – Dr. Ogugua Charles Aworh, Dr. Erich Windhab and Dr. Declan Troy on “Doing quality research under resource-constrained settings”. The lack of resources is a major barrier in producing high-impact research. This webinar explored ways to overcome this challenge and presents alternatives on how to optimize available resources in planning and carrying out research effectively. Early career scientists - Dr. Biniam Kebede and Dr. Tonna Ashim Anyasi, joined the discussion to offer their perspectives and share their experiences. Summary to be published.