In the lead up to the culminating meeting for 2021, the COR-NTD Secretariat co-hosted a series of webinars, working meetings, research updates, and other virtual events. These events - comprising the 'Research Links Series" - took place throughout the year, replacing the standard breakout sessions, which took place during the annual COR-NTD meeting historically. Breakout sessions have provided the NTD community the opportunity to discuss, in depth, specific research challenges facing the NTD programs. Research Links continues this tradition. During the annual meeting in November, the Research Links session organizers had the opportunity to present the key discussion points and outcomes from their session and lead a live discussion with meeting participants to establish, or further refine, the operational research priorities.