Clinical Trials and Research Translation Services - Absolute Translations
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Clinical Trials and Research Translation Services

There is no room for error or ambiguity in clinical trials and research translations. Lives depend not just on their clarity and accuracy, but also on their compliance to individual health authority requirements. Our client list features some of the world’s foremost clinical trials and research companies, including  GlaxoSmithKline, NHS, Princess Alexandra Hospital, General Medical Council, General Dental Council, London Eye Hospital and London Spine Clinic, for whom we’ve supplied technically precise and culturally appropriate translations that adhere to industry regulations. and meet patient safety obligations. Our team of mother-tongue translators is made up of qualified specialists with at least five years’ practical experience of translating sensitive and confidential medical content. We provide translations for multilingual patient and doctor information leaflets, informed consent forms (ICFs), labels and packaging, surveys, clinical protocols and synopses, user instructions and manuals, discharge reports, serious adverse event (SAE) reports, peer reviews, investigational medicinal product dossiers (IMPDs), and back translation of clinical trials documents for ethics committees in over 200 languages across all time zones.


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Clinical Trials and Research Terminology Translation Specialists

Precise and appropriate use of terminology is the key component of observational and interventional clinical trials translations. Language translation has a huge role to play, both pre-and post-trial. Designing, implementing and reporting on clinical trials programmes requires in-depth knowledge of the ways in which different terms are combined to create technical content. Clinical trial papers and guidance documents often involve a blend of medical, statistical and administrative terms. Such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) document Guidance for Use of Bayesian Statistics in Medical Device Clinical Trials. Our expertise, commitment to producing materials of the highest quality, and fast turnaround service enables us to provide support to our clients whenever they need it.

Translating the Challenges of Global Clinical Trials

The globalisation of clinical trials is a trend that presents one of the biggest challenges in clinical research. The differences between global regulatory systems for ICH countries such as the United States and non-ICH countries like China and India can significantly affect total spend and affect research outcomes. There are variations in trial protocols and patient follow-up practices for instance. Diversity is another major challenge. Patient and doctor behaviours and beliefs vary considerably across continents. Cultural values, social differences and semantics all affect behaviours. We take all the influencing factors into account when producing translations. An incorrect or culturally bankrupt translation of a patient information brochure can have far-reaching medical and legal consequences for pharmaceutical companies, doctors and patients. The worst-case scenario is patient fatality. We support our clients by keeping ourselves informed of, and being sensitive to, current key issues and challenges involved in conducting global clinical trials. Our expertise, coupled with pioneering memory translations software, enable us to give our clients a first-class, cost-effective service. As we create your materials, the software selects repeated content and saves it for future use, which means you never pay for a translation twice.

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