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The Trust Map is a 3 year multi-partner, multi-disciplinary, UK national research project which is project investigating the formation, loss and reparation of trust within minority communities impacted by high levels of social and digital exclusion. In the project, the team are examining the interplay between community-based initiatives aimed at increasing peoples digital and social interaction and the trust issues that may play a role in the long-term sustainability and popularity of these community projects. The project is led by the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with partners at Durham University, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

The Trust Map is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in partnership with Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and is one of a cluster of projects funded under the “Empathy and Trust In Communicating Online” (EMoTICON) call.