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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org