The Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University manages the scientific activity surrounding translations. This includes:
-Maintaining approved standards for translation methodology and quality.These standards must be reviewed and followed by all individuals (or groups) interested in translating a HealthMeasures instrument.
-Issuing permission to those who commit to following the approved translation methodology/quality standards and to submitting the completed translation for quality review.
-Conducting a quality review of the translation in each language and verifying harmonization across languages. A fee is charged for this review.