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Whether you’re a doctoral student working on your dissertation, a professor looking to publish papers, or a principal investigator applying for grants, in order to see your qualitative research make a difference, you need a reliable interview transcription service that understands the importance of verbatim transcription.

That’s why, unlike general transcription services that use a loose network of freelancers in crowd-shared work-spaces around the world, Research Transcriptions operates 100% in the United States.

With Research Transcriptions, your work will be done by a dedicated team of Certified Research Transcriptionists (CRTs) that specializes in verbatim transcription for qualitative research.

You get the reliability that comes from hiring specialists and the confidentiality that your IRB requires.

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Why choose
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Avoid uncertainty. Trust experience.

Put nineteen years of experience to work for you. 

Place your research in safe hands with US-based verbatim transcription specialists who are equally adept at transcribing both structured and unstructured interviews. Who understand the importance of pinpoint accuracy and quick turnaround to support grounded theory… for reliable results.

Gain useful tips on best practices for interview recording, transcription formatting and more, all so you can get the most from your analysis.

When you hire Research Transcriptions, our goal is to help you make a difference.

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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.

Keep your work with a partner that offers interview transcription and translation services in over 37 languages*.

Enjoy the convenience of having your foreign language transcription and translation service 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. 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.

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Protect patient privacy with HIPAA compliant interview transcription.

Protect patient privacy with a HIPAA compliant interview transcription service that provides the legal documentation you need to support it.

At Research Transcriptions, all technology and labor practices are governed by HIPAA policies and procedures to safeguard protected healthcare information (PHI) and all audio and transcription data is purged after 7 days – or as you direct.


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Gain IRB approval with CITI/NIH certified academic transcription service.

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. 

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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, so 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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When it comes to finding a reliable verbatim transcription service for qualitative research, 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? 

Too often, 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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