The global research community is powered by R Voice, a platform open to young and experienced academics from all corners of the world to connect, share, support, and grow. Based on learnings from 18+ years of conversations with researchers and insights from the CACTUS Survey on Mental Health in Academia, R Voice was introduced to empower researchers to face the challenges in academia, to be more accepting of themselves and others, to support each other on the researcher journey, and to feel valued as a member of the wider academic community.