"The Wellcome Trust's interest in the role of trust is driven by a desire to achieve more ethical and effective community and public engagement with biomedical research.

In the international context both the legacy of historically exploitative relationships under colonialism and postcolonial influence continue to haunt people’s engagement with contemporary health initiatives. What is involved in developing and maintaining trust among relevant actors and groups engaged in international biomedical research, and what are the implications of this for strengthening community- and public-engagement strategies?

This report is based on conversations that took place at the Wellcome Trust’s fifth international engagement workshop ‘Trust Me I Am a Scientist’. The workshop took place in the UK in November 2013.

Also included is a literature review which focuses on trust in the context of health research in developing countries and highlights a range of challenges affecting levels of trust."

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