Identifying translators to assess and extract data of studies in different languages for inclusion in Cochrane Reviews

The Cochrane Handbook states that Cochrane Review authors should try to identify and assess all possibly relevant reports of trials irrespective of language, to ensure that all relevant studies are included, and that no language bias is introduced in the Review.

This document describes how you can find a translator to help you with assessing studies and extracting data from reports in languages that you are not familiar with.

Author information: 
Ried, Juliane; Gonthier, Ursula; Bell-Syer, Sally; Dooley, Liz; Shah, Anupa; Turner, Tari; Cox, Samantha