Relevant IRB policies/procedures:
[Translation at SCCA: contact Steve Johnson 206-288-1287 for more information]
|Short Consent Forms:|
English (pdf) Albanian (pdf)
The IRB requires the use of a qualified translator. Written documentation of qualification of each translator must be submitted if they are not certified. The IRB may invite a consultant to review the translated materials to determine cultural appropriateness.Submit the following documents to the IRB:
The short form documents that the elements of informed consent were orally presented to the research participant by a qualified interpreter. The short form used, and a written summary which may also be the IRB-approved English-language informed consent document, must be submitted to the IRB.
The short form is signed by the research participant or participant's legally authorized representative. Copies of the summary and the short form must be given to the participant or participant's legally authorized representative.
A witness must be present during the entire consent process, and must attest to the adequacy of the consent process and to the participant's voluntary consent. The witness must be proficient both in English and in the language of the participant. The interpreter may also serve as the witness.
If consent is occurring at SCCA, the SCCA policy (as found here) on use of interpreters must be followed and no additional documentation is required to be submitted to the IRB. If consent is occurring at locations other than SCCA, the interpreter must complete and submit an Interpreter Certification Form after the interpretation service is completed.