Steps in Language Translation for IRB Authorization
1. Submit your protocol to the IRB, including the English and Spanish versions of all materials. [See Language Translation Assistance].
2. You will recieve word back from the IRB on the Spanish materials, indicating either: [a] they are acceptable, [b] minor revisions are needed and indicated in the feedback, or [c] the materials need major revision involving someone skilled in English-Spanish document translation.
3. If major revisions are needed you may use translators suggested by the IRB or obtain the assistance of a translator that you choose. Resubmit the Spanish materials for review.
4. When the IRB determines that your Spanish materials are acceptable, you will be sent a formal, IRB authorization letter, indicating that you may begin your research.
5. Then you may begin your research.