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Public Trust and Trustworthiness in Biobanking: The Need for More Reflexivity


Samuel, Gabrielle; Broekstra, Reinder; Gille, Felix; Lucassen, Anneke (2022). Public Trust and Trustworthiness in Biobanking: The Need for More Reflexivity. Biopreservation and Biobanking, 20(3):291-296.

Abstract

Low levels of public trust in biobanks are perceived to be a deterrent to participation and a threat to their sustainability. Acting in a "trustworthy" manner is seen to be one approach to ensuring public trust in biobanks. Striving to improve public trust in biobanks and prioritizing the need for institutional trustworthiness are both vital endeavors. However, there has been little discussion in the context of biobanking about the meaning of these two concepts, and the relationship between them. In this article, we argue that it is important to examine this, to ensure clarity around their meaning, as well as their relationship with each other as they apply to biobanking. We conclude by making a series of recommendations for biobanks.

Keywords: biobanking; public trust; trust; trustworthiness

Abstract

Low levels of public trust in biobanks are perceived to be a deterrent to participation and a threat to their sustainability. Acting in a "trustworthy" manner is seen to be one approach to ensuring public trust in biobanks. Striving to improve public trust in biobanks and prioritizing the need for institutional trustworthiness are both vital endeavors. However, there has been little discussion in the context of biobanking about the meaning of these two concepts, and the relationship between them. In this article, we argue that it is important to examine this, to ensure clarity around their meaning, as well as their relationship with each other as they apply to biobanking. We conclude by making a series of recommendations for biobanks.

Keywords: biobanking; public trust; trust; trustworthiness

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:08 Research Priority Programs > Digital Society Initiative
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Implementation Science in Health Care
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 June 2022
Deposited On:21 Feb 2022 09:20
Last Modified:28 Mar 2024 02:35
Publisher:Mary Ann Liebert
ISSN:1947-5535
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1089/bio.2021.0109
PubMed ID:35172119