Research Translations

Market Research Translation

Novatia Translations provides market research translation services to companies both small and large that conduct research internationally and require both Survey Translation and Survey Comment Translation. Because we understand that translation is just one part of the projects you deliver to your end clients, we work hard to provide quick turnaround and flexibility without sacrificing quality.

Fast and Flexible Market Research Translation

Translation for the market research industry demands a high degree of flexibility. Timelines shift, “final” versions of the survey change at the last minute, and survey platforms and survey programming can present unique technical challenges to the translation process.

But the sooner your survey translations are delivered, the quicker you can get your survey out into the field and deliver global data and insights to your end client. That’s where we come in.

Through our many years of being a language service provider, we’ve not only developed unique technology, but also fine-tuned our methods to ensure we always provide our clients with speed and flexibility.

Survey Translation

We translate surveys from a number of formats with the express intent of retaining nuance and providing quick turnaround.

Survey Comment Translation

We use a number of approaches for the localization of open-ended survey responses, among which are verbatim translation and in-language coding.

Market Research Transcription

We provide transcription in a number of languages and use different approaches, such as naturalized or denaturalized transcription, depending on your objectives.


Agricultural research

Our agricultural translation service covers areas such as the following:

Agricultural Products

cereals, vegetables, fruits, meat, rice, maize, wheat, corn, soybeans, dairy

cotton, wool, hemp, silk, flax

methane, biomass, ethanol, bio-diesel

Raw materials:
lumber, bamboo

Tobacco, alcohol, opium, cocaine, digitalis

Biopharmaceuticals, bioplastics, nursery plants, flowers

Environmental & Ethical Issues:

Organic farming

Genetically Modified food, genetic engineering techniques

Fairtrade issues

Rainforest,   Climate Change

environmental awareness and stewardship

Greenhouse issues

GMO Research, Sustainable Agriculture

Soil conservation, Fertilizers, pesticides

Agricultural Processes

Agricultural processing

Farm equipment: trucks, tractors, combines

Insect and disease control

Animal and livestock husbandry

Fish-farming industry: aquaculture

Subsidies and policies

Forestry, Horticulture, Agribusiness,


Market reports, International Food Program

Common Agricultural Policy

Bio-tech industry

Weather reports


Clinical research

Clinical Document Translation must be both Medically Precise and Culturally Sensitive

CROs are conducting clinical trials worldwide on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. While this increases the patient pool, and the opportunity to get data from diverse ethnic backgrounds at a reduced cost, there is an accentuated need for accuracy in communication. This pertains not only to the word-for-word translations, but to the concepts of the diseases, side-effects and outcomes being discussed.

A large portion of the communication in the clinical trial process takes place between clinicians and patients. Depending on the study site and the level of literacy of the patients, the patient-facing materials must be translated to match their reading levels, and the cultural component is equally important. For instance, in a recent questionnaire, a patient in rural India was asked,

Has a partner become pregnant since your last study visit?

When this was presented to the patients, they were uncomfortable. The translation was 100% accurate. But the concept was not. In rural India it is relatively uncommon and improper to speak of impregnating a “partner.” It would have been more appropriate to say “wife” in this case.

Beyond Translation — Linguistic Validation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Clinical Instruments

In addition to clinical research translation, we also provide linguistic validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO)—patient questionnaires used as clinical instruments and scales in the conduct of clinical trials of new drugs. Often CROs must perform back translation and reconciliation, cognitive debriefing and harmonization of the patient responses, so that the data is accurate and consistent across languages. It is crucial to have clean data for the purpose of the actual data analysis. Faulty or inaccurate translations can render the trial inadequate and the drug company loses time and potential revenue.

Our Medical Translators are also Clinicians

Language Scientific is a long-standing partner for Clinical Research Organizations. Our translators are handpicked doctors and clinicians who understand the content based on first hand interaction with patients locally. Our doctor translators are provided with training on the methodology of the clinical trial process and the end client’s requirements. Owing to a strict internal quality control protocol, we are able to provide a Certificate of Translation Accuracy with each project. Language Scientific’s unique methodology that clients depend on delivers consistently clear, accurate translation of high-value information.

The typical documents we translate for our Clinical Industry clients include:

  • Adverse Event Source Documents
  • Case Report Forms (CRFs)
  • Data Sheets
  • Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs)
  • Dossiers
  • Drug Registration Documentation
  • Endpoint Adjudication Documents
  • Informed Consent Forms
  • Insert Leaflets
  • Instructions for Use (IFUs)
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Master Batch Records
  • Package Inserts and Labels
  • Patient Diaries
  • Patient Recruitment Materials
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
  • Patient Source Documents, Admission and Discharge, Labs
  • Pharmacological Studies
  • Product Labels
  • QoL Scales
  • Regulatory Documents
  • Scientific Papers
  • Study Protocols
  • Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reactions (SUSARs)
  • Toxicology Reports


Scientific research

Scientific progress all over the world can be significantly quickened if all important research papers, science journals and the like are available to scientists and researchers all over the world. Fortunately, scientific advances have not been limited to a few countries or languages, and one can get valuable scientific knowledge from almost any language in the world. But this also creates a barrier as most people are familiar with only a very limited number of languages.

Keeping the above truth in mind Novatia Translations started providing professional scientific translation services to its clients all over the world. If you are a French researcher who would like to publish his research paper in an American scientific journal do come to us, for we guarantee that your work would be translated accurately, and presented to your targeted American readers just the way you want.

We work with scientific translators who are highly qualified in various areas of science and a vast number of languages. Our translation professionals have been regularly working on translation projects with post graduates, researchers, doctors and other people associated with various areas of science to their complete satisfaction.

At Novatia Translations, we have made it our mission to make high quality translation services affordable to everybody who requires them. We have developed a unique business process which ensures that every scientific translation project is assigned to the translator who specializes in that area. Our innovative bid management system ensures that you are charged the most reasonable rates.