In 2018, the TRUST consortium launched the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings in the European Parliament. Five years later and the Code is successfully used all over the world to promote equitable research partnerships, having been adopted across the research cycle by funders (e.g. European Commission), research organisations and publishers (e.g. NATURE).
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On 7th June 2023, at a champagne reception in the UNESCO headquarters, the code received a new name. As Dr Michael Makanga, the Executive Director of the EDCTP, a co-author and early adopter of the code, explained at the reception:
To the applause of the PREPARED team, which includes a number of TRUST colleagues and co-authors of the code, the name change was confirmed in Paris.
As the lead author of the TRUST code and the Co-ordinator of PREPARED, Prof. Doris Schroeder, said:
Read the TRUST code below: