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Welcome to the University of Utah IRB Translations Library. Here you will find the UU IRB Short Form Consent Document, translated into multiple languages. The Short Form is a tool to help research studies ensure they have the necessary tools to conduct the consent process in a language understandable to their participants.

Getting started

Begin by making a plan to include individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) in your study.

  • Equitable Selection of Participants: Equitable selection of participants requires that researchers attempt to recruit potential participants who are appropriate to answer the scientific question, but also that participants are not excluded from research for non-scientific reasons. Learn more about this topic in our Guidance Series.  Individuals with LEP should not be excluded from participating in research opportunities simply because translating documents was not included in the study budget.

  • Resources and Responsibilities: The top five languages spoken in Utah are English, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Navajo (ref). When conducting research that will recruit a diverse participant sample from our community, you should plan on ensuring your research has adequate resources to accommodate LEP groups. This means having sufficient resources to translate your consent documents/instruments, and having interpreters available to help with the consent process.

  • Your first goal should be to fully translate your consent documents into the languages you anticipate needing for your study population. At a minimum, you should plan on having a method for obtaining consent from participants in both English and Spanish.

  • If you are unsure which languages you will need, you may begin by including a short form consent process in your study plan. However, after you enroll more than one individual using a short form, you should plan on fully translating your documents and submitting them for IRB approval. 

  • The short forms are all based on an English version of the document that has been pre-approved by the IRB for use with all IRB-approved research overseen by our institution.

  • However, the PROCESS you will use to obtain consent from LEP participants must be approved by the IRB on a per-study basis before including LEP individuals in your research. 

  • If you fully translate your documents, you must submit the translated documents along with a translation certification to the IRB for approval prior to their use.

  • The Office of Research Participant Advocacy (RPA) has language services available to help you translate your consent documents and connect with interpreters. Please visit: https://rpa.utah.edu/researcher-resources.php for more information. 

 

Translations

 


A

 


B


C

Cantonese

Cambodian/Khmer

Czech

 


E


F


G


H


K

M


N


O


P


R


S


T

 


U


V

 

 

**All translations certificates are redacted for translator privacy.  For an unredacted version of the document for your records, please contact the IRB.  You do NOT need to attach these certificates to your IRB application.  

TRANSLATED CONSENT DOCUMENTS

 FORMS  Translation Certificate Document Version Date Translated from English Version Date
Arabic Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Arabic) [PDF]

ARCHIVED: Version K1310 [PDF]

 

L2815

 

G2012

 

Bosnian Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate 
Translation Certificate

Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Bosnian) [PDF]

 

122010

 

12.20.2010

Burmese Short Form Consent Document Template**

Translation CertificateTranslation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Burmese) [PDF] - Redacted (for unredacted version, please contact the IRB)

 

12.14.2016

 

G2012 (072012)

Chinese-Cantonese Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation CertificateTranslation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Chinese-Cantonese) [PDF]

 

122010

 

12.20.2010

English Short Form Consent Document Template  N/A

07.20.2012

(G2012)

 N/A

ARCHIVED: English Short Form Consent Document Template N/A

04.27.2007,

K1310, L2010

N/A

ARCHIVED: English Short Form Parental Permission Document Template  N/A

11.20.2013

(K2013)

N/A

ARCHIVED: English Short Form Parental Permission Document Template N/A

07202012, 

122010, K1310

N/A

French Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (French) [PDF]

 

C2012

 

12.20.2010

Korean Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Korean) [PDF]

 

11.19.2015

(K1915)

 

11.10.2015

Mandarin Chinese Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Mandarin Chinese Translation Certification [PDF] - Redacted (for unredacted version, please contact the IRB)

 

04.08.2016

(D0816)

 

07.20.2012

(G2012)

Nepali Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Nepali) [PDF]

 

122010

 

12.20.2010

Russian Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Russian Short Form Translation Certificate [PDF]

ARCHIVED: Version 04.27.2007 [PDF] 

 

04.25.2016

(D2516)

 

07.20.2012

(G2012)

Spanish Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Spanish) [PDF]

ARCHIVED: Version 03.04.2015 [PDF]

ARCHIVED: Version 072012 [PDF]

ARCHIVED: Version 04.27.2007 [PDF]

 

C0415

 

07.20.2012

(G2012)

Spanish Short Form Parental Permission Document Template Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Short Form Translation Certificate (Spanish) [PDF]
K2013  K2013
Swahili Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Swahili) [PDF] (send request via email)

 

072012

 

07.20.2012

Thai Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Thai) [PDF]

 

072012

 

07.20.2012

Thai Short Form Parental Permission Document Template Short Form Translation Certificate (Thai) [PDF] 072012 07.20.2012
Tongan Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation CertificateTranslation Certificate
Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Tongan) [PDF]

 

122010

 

12.20.2010

Vietnamese Short Form Consent Document Template

Translation Certificate

Short Form Translation Certificate (Vietnamese) [PDF]

 

072012

 

07.20.2012

Vietnamese Short Form Parental Permission Document Translation Certificate
Translation Certificate
Short Form Parental Permission Translation Certificate (Vietnamese) [PDF]
072012 07.20.2012
Spanish Translations of IRB Consent Template Boilerplate   03.08.2011  
Translation Certification Letter Template   09.30.2015  
Witness Signature Block for Long Form   06.12.2012  
IRB Guidance: Consent Process Models   N/A  

 **MS Word may not display this document correctly.  If you have the required translation software, you can correct this issue by going to "Review > Language" and selecting the desired language.  If you have difficulty working with this document, please contact a member of the IRB Staff to assist you.

Last Updated: 8/25/22