Mind Garden Application Forms

Translation Application

Translation Application Form

You must complete this application to register your intent to create a translation of a Mind Garden instrument. We will review your application and respond within 5 business days. If approved, you must also sign our Translation Agreement.
  • Description

If you would like to create a translation of a Mind Garden instrument, please follow the steps below and register your intent by completing the Translation Application Form.

First, check the list of available translations on the product page - via the "Translations" tab. If you do not see the translation you need, you can request to make a translation.

1. Purchase the number of licenses you need for your survey.

2. Complete the Translation Application Form. We will respond within 5 business days.

3. Review the Translation Agreement document we provide, sign it & return it to us.

4. Proceed with your translation and send us a copy.

The Translation Agreement has two key points:

  • You will send us your translation. We offer translations free of charge to researchers and other customers.
  • All rights to the translation belong to the instrument authors and copyright holders

Mind Garden strongly recommends that at the least, the translation includes a back-translation. Information about back-translations can be found at:
A Theoretical Framework for Back-Translation as a Quality Assessment Tool
Back translation as a documentation tool

Information about the test translation process can be found at:
A Synopsis of the International Test Commission’s Guidelines for Translating and Adapting Tests: Part I
ITC Guidelines for Translating and Adapting Tests (Second Edition)
Tests Translation and Adaptation
Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures: Report of the ISPOR Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation
Translating Tests: Some Practical Guidelines

Mind Garden recommends the Mapi Group for translation services. Mapi publishes an excellent Translation Validation Manual. Mapi can be contacted at languageservices@mapigroup.com