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Translations

The NIH Library´s Translations Service provides written translations of materials and certificates of accuracy for NIH employees and contractors in support of their employment and/or research. Eligible translation requests are fulfilled free of charge for the covered languages listed below. A translation request is eligible (1) if it concerns an NIH employee’s work duties, or (2) if it concerns patient care at NIH.

Who is Eligible for Translations

The NIH Library´s Translations Service provides written translations of materials and certificates of accuracy for NIH employees and contractors in support of their employment and/or research. Eligible translation requests are fulfilled free of charge for the covered languages listed below. A translation request is eligible (1) if it concerns an NIH employee’s work duties, or (2) if it concerns patient care at NIH.

What We Do

The Translations Service translates the following types of documents:

  • Personal documents: diplomas, certificates, licenses, financial and health statements
  • Medical and scientific documents: consents, medical records, lab results, and questionnaires
  • Articles: cited journal articles related to NIH research or the field of medicine in general

If your document does not fit into one of these categories, we can refer you to the appropriate service for your materials.

Languages and Costs

Languages offered in house free of charge

French into English German into English
Russian into English  English into Russian
Spanish into English English into Spanish
Latin into English (diplomas)  

All other language combinations are covered by our contractors and paid for by your Institute or Center (IC). We will arrange for the translation of an language combination. Translations are usually priced by the word, and rates vary depending on the language, level of difficulty, and turnaround time.

If we are unable to complete your in-house translation request within your expected timeframe, we can assist you by getting bids for your translation project among our vetted contractors for the most competitive rate while assuring a quality product, and then managing the translation contracting practice.

How to Request a Translation

To request a translation, complete the translations form. You will be contacted about submitting your documents.

 

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