The audio transcription company that doesn't cut corners

*Discounts for military, first responders and academia.

Trusted by over 11,000 professionals.

Who we are

Research Transcriptions is a US-based, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

that was created for professionals who are looking for the best audio transcription and translation company for work that requires the highest levels of quality and confidentiality available. 

that is oftentimes referred to as “RTC” for short, as in (the) “Research Transcription Company.”

Meet founder, Rob Foley

audio transcription company in the us

Our mission

Our mission is to help people who conduct qualitative research make a difference with their work. To be a spoke in the wheel of improved patient outcomes, better customer experiences (CX), new market growth, and beyond.

Whether we are supporting a pharmaceutical company that is seeking a patent extension, helping a marketing firm gain valuable customer insights or supporting research to help military veterans,* we are privileged to be entrusted with work that matters so greatly.

*A special discount applies to work that directly supports US military, both active duty and retired. 

What we do

We serve professionals who require an audio transcription service with the reliability that comes from a dedicated team rather than a global network of random freelance workers. 

Our fields of expertise:

Our service priorities:

How we do it

100% human transcription. 100% US-based English transcription.* 
Vetted. Trained. Tested. Certified. 

And accountable.

We avoid the wasted time, unpredictable quality, and confidentiality risks associated with global freelance-worker networks. 

We don’t hire workers with secondary English language skills. And we don’t take chances with data privacy.

We also don’t use artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automated transcription programs that produce, at best, 86% accuracy.

Qualitative research conducted with humans is best understood by humans. That’s how we do it.

We keep data safe.

  • HIPAA-compliant transcription
  • CITI/NIH certified in Protecting Human Subject Research Participants
  • GDPR-compliant
  • IRB-approved by over 90 colleges/universities

For clients seeking maximum data security, we offer a SOC 2-compliant, confidential transcription service option as well.

*We provide audio transcription and translation services in 37 languages in addition to English. This work is performed in a country native to the recorded language.

Why it matters

You spend less time proofing.

We keep your data safe.

You get results you trust.

Fields we specialize in

Academic Research
Interviews and Focus Groups

IRB compliant, HIPAA compliant, CITI-certified. For grant-funded studies, dissertations, expert panels, and more.

Research Transcription

Dedicated account manager and team, advanced scheduling, custom formatting. For consumer preferences, branding, conference calls, business strategy, and more.

US Veteran-Related Research

From VAs to private non-profits and veteran owned businesses, we are advocates for any and all work that supports US military. Our best discount applies.

Medical Research
(Life and Health Sciences)

Expertly trained specialists in medical terminology and disease states. Specializing in focus group and interview transcription of patients, providers, and industry experts.

Our causes

As a VA-verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, we are passionate about supporting US troops, both active-duty and retired, especially the service disabled. 

We are also strong advocates for first responder units as well as organizations whose mission is to help children in need.

Recently and ongoing, we:

    • Lend ongoing support to Habitat for Humanity.
    • Partner with numerous nonprofit organizations to document memoirs of WWII veterans.
    • Support first-responder units.
    • Are active supporters of numerous non-profit organizations that aim to support our military brethren.

Please help us support those who protect our country.