Translations of the IDDSI Framework are thanks to the work of volunteers around the world. In order to take into account differences within a language and allow the translated version to be broadly understood and accepted, our translation process involves:

  • Posting the draft translation for a period of 3 months to allow review and feedback on the translation from peers.
  • Providing the translation team with an IDDSI email address where feedback and questions can be collected during the 3 month period

Click here to email us if you’d like to help with translating the IDDSI Framework.

Peer-Reviewed Translations (Finalized)

  Framework/ Descriptors Testing Methods
French (France)
French (Canada)
See below for available translations of the entire IDDSI Framework, currently under review. Contact information is provided to gather feedback from the community:

Under Review

  Framework/ Descriptors Testing Methods Other documents Contact Email Accepting Feedback Until
Norwegian (Bokmål) Call for translations August 15, 2017
Italian Call for translations September 6, 2017
Swahili   September 12, 2017
Spanish   September 12, 2017
Portuguese   October 4, 2017
Chinese (simplified) FAQ Evidence statement October 30, 2017
Arabic   December 3, 2017
As a preliminary translation, the IDDSI levels were translated into the following languages. The following material has not been peer reviewed and is available for your convenience. For available peer reviewed translations, please see the Framework tab in this section.
The following is a list of Framework translations currently in progress. They will be released for review, once completed.

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Swedish
  • Thai