The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) welcome translations of the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) and Quick Reference Guide (QRG) into languages other than English. However, there are some requirements that MUST be followed:
A formal Translation Request Form should be completed before commencing a guideline translation. Your application will be reviewed by the Guideline Translation Committee. Should your application be accepted, an exclusive right to translate the guideline to your language will be granted.
Your translation must be completed within 12 months of receiving verification. EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA reserve the right to withdraw exclusive translation rights for translations not received within 12 months if extension has not been requested.
It is important that the translation truly captures the meaning of the guideline text and no subtle changes occur during the translation. The translation process should involve at least four independent healthcare professionals who are fluent in both languages and able to judge the accuracy of the translation. You will be asked to document the proposed translation strategy. You will be asked to include specific copyright statements in your translation, and to provide the translated QRG for hosting on the EPUAP website.
We do not charge individuals/organisations for the right to translate the Quick Reference Guide. Use of the translation is limited to educational purposes and to facilitate wider distribution of the evidence-based practice recommendations. You will not be permitted to make any profit from your translation, or to sell your QRG translation.
Translations of the full CPG are welcomed. A translation licensing fee applies. After a translation licensing fee is purchased, the translating organisation is permitted to sell their translation of the CPG for profit. All applications for translating the CPG will be contacted with more information on licensing fee agreement and the payment options.
For questions about CPG or QRG translations, and to submit a Translation Request Form, please contact BOTH:
- EPUAP Business office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guideline Translation Committee: email@example.com