Translation Services

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As part of our dedication to enhancing the clinical research process while providing customers with world-class IRB services, we offer a comprehensive range of translation services. These services provide customers with new and competitive options for their translation needs.

As required by applicable federal regulations, informed consent forms must be provided in a language understandable to the research participant (or his/her legally authorized representative). In addition, other materials provided to participants, including diaries, questionnaires, and recruitment materials, must also be provided in a language understandable to them.

Quorum supports the translations of informed consent forms and other study-related documents in over 100 languages and dialects. Our in-house translators also understand the regulatory requirements for participant protection. When you select Quorum to manage your translations in addition to reviewing your study, we can ensure quality standards are met and translations are completed in a timely manner. You will also save valuable time by eliminating the need to coordinate with outside translations vendors.

Quorum offers many options for the translation of study-related documents. Each service is designed to satisfy the needs of your study at different stages.

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Standard Forward-Translation Services

  • Quorum can assist you with the translation process after the finalization and approval of the English consent form and other English study-related documents. The translation process begins once the English version is approved by the customer and Quorum and/or when the customer requests the translation. 

Fast-Track Translations for Consent Forms

  • When the fast-track option is requested during the study submission process, Quorum can expedite your consent form translations so they are completed within 72 hours of the Board’s approval of your English language consent forms Fast track translations are fully certified. 

Standard Back-Translation Services

  • Quorum can assist you with the back-translation of a previously translated document to verify the quality of the initial translation. 

Translation Comparison Model

  • Quorum can review the quality of previously translated documents by comparing them to the original, English version. Quorum issues a certification of comparison detailing any significant differences between the original and translated documents. A translation comparison can be completed more quickly than a standard back-translation, reducing turnaround times by almost half.

Please email us for more information on Quorum Review IRB’s Translation services, or complete the form below: 

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