The NIH Library's Translations Service provides written and oral translations of materials, and notarizations for NIH employees and contractors in support of their employment and/or research.
Who is Eligible for Translations
Translations are provided for all NIH staff holding a current NIH ID with Library privileges.
What We Do
The Translations Service translates the following types of dcouments:
- 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.
Notarizations are available for NIH employees and contractactors only for translations completed by the Translations Office.
How to Request a Translation
To request a translation, complete the translations form. You will be contacted about submitting your documents.