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The verbatim transcription service your academic research deserves

Whether you’re a doctoral student looking for dissertation transcription service or a principal investigator applying for grants, you need a partner specializing in verbatim transcription. A partner who understands qualitative research.

That’s why, unlike general transcription services that use a loose network of freelancers in crowd-shared co-working offices around the world, Research Transcriptions is 100% USA-based.

Your work will be performed by a dedicated team of Certified Research Transcriptionists (CRTs) who are CITI and NIH trained in protecting human subject research participants. And HIPAA compliance too. reliable 

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Why choose us

Avoid uncertainty. Trust experience.

When you hire Research Transcriptions, you’re hiring specialists. 

You’re choosing to the avoid sloppy mistakes that result from secondary English skills in global freelance networks. The kind of mistakes that can skew results. 

You’re choosing to protect your data’s confidentiality with the only 100% US-based confidential transcription company.

We understand your need for fast turnaround when using grounded theory. And we know the difference between a structured and an unstructured interview. 

When you hire Research Transcriptions, you avoid The 5 Costly Mistakes That (most) Qualitative Researchers Make. 

 You get a partner you can trust.

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Spend less time proofing and more time analyzing. Make confident conclusions.

Perform your analysis with the confidence of knowing that 100% of your English research interviews have been transcribed in American English (AmE) by Certified Research Transcriptionists (CRTs) in the United States.

This means that American idioms, slang, expressions and proper pronouns that provide important human research insights will not be skipped over.

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Note: All English transcription work is performed in the United States. Transcription and translation service in other languages is performed in the country native to the language. Due to the lack of jurisdiction by US law over workers in other countries, Research Transcriptions is not able to guarantee confidentiality for this work.

Save time with a partner that provides transcription and translation services in over 37 languages*.

Enjoy the convenience of having your foreign language transcription and translation handled by one provider. At Research Transcriptions, we transcribe and translate over 37 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese and more.

*Note: All English transcription work is performed in the United States. Transcription and translation service in other languages is performed in the country native to the language. 

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Protect patient privacy with HIPAA compliant interview transcription.

Keep your patients’ privacy safe. And get the legal documentation you need to support it.

At Research Transcriptions, all technology and labor practices are governed by HIPAA policies and procedures. And both audio and transcription data is purged after 7 days – or as you direct.

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Gain IRB approval with a team of CITI/NIH certified academic research transcription specialists.

Position your IRB packet for success with a transcription confidentiality package that offers a formal Business Associate Agreement (BAA), Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA), certification in Protecting Human Subject Research Participants, HIPAA compliance and any other documentation you need. 

On top of all that, Research Transcriptions is fully insured to protect your data as well.

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Stay protected. Meet your Data Security Officer’s requirements.

With Research Transcriptions, since your research will never be in the hands of anyone outside the United States, it is protected by US law from start to finish.

Tell your data security team that we offer a SOC 2 compliant transcription service option, where you can have the convenience and security of working within your own Box™ account.

Put your security office in touch with us and we’ll answer any questions they have to make sure all procedures are properly followed so your transcription maintains compliance – both HIPAA and IRB – the whole way through.

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Know the company you’re hiring.

When it comes to finding an academic research transcription service, it can be hard to know the difference between one company and another – other than by the low prices that some transcription websites advertise.

It takes careful due diligence. Those super-low prices that you see advertised on some transcription websites can turn in to costly decisions. 

How much can you find out from a transcription website? 

Usually not enough. That’s why at Research Transcriptions, we believe in transparency. On our About us page, you will find complete details about our company and ownership. 

And we’ll tell you anything else you want to know too.

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How to get started in three simple, yet important steps

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Don't leave things to chance of misunderstanding through a web form. In a 10-minute phone call we will cover important details that could save you hours - even days - of extra work.

It's the due diligence that your work deserves.

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We will make sure you get your transcriptions precisely how and when you want them.

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Through the quick conversation we had about your work, we will understand what you are looking for. And you gain confidence in the work you get back - rather than hoping.

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