Need translation or interpretation services for your study? Language Access and Interpreter Services are available for studies involving UW Health patients. Studies outside UW Health can utilize the UW-Madison Cultural Linguistic Services (CLS). CLS offers translation and interpretation services to UW-Madison personnel in six different languages (Chinese, English, Hmong, Nepali, Spanish, and Tibetan). CLS’s primary scope is workplace communication, but for-fee services (such as research-related services) are available outside that scope. Services are provided at an hourly rate for a minimum of two hours. When requesting research-related services, study teams are encouraged to plan ahead and build in extra time with their deadlines, as CLS must prioritize workplace communication work. For more information about CLS and for contact information see

Spanish and Vietnamese short form consent documents are also available on the Toolkit Templates page.