Mapi partners with Wiley as the exclusive Linguistic Validation provider for Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs)

MARCH 2015

LYON, France, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapi, the original developer of Linguistic Validation and most trusted provider of medical translation, was selected as the exclusive translator of John Wiley & Sons (Wiley) published Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs).

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley holds strengths in the majority of academic, scientific and professional fields and partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members. Wiley has selected Mapi to assure the scientific integrity of their COAs and the consistency in quality between multiple language versions.

Mapi will handle the linguistic validation of COAs including (but not limited to):

  • Hamilton Depression and Anxiety scales (HAM-D , HAM-A)
  • Simpson & Angus Rating Scale for Extrapyramidal Side Effects (SAS)
  • Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP)
  • Play Performance Scale for Children (PPSC)
  • Bond and Lader Visual Analogue Scales
  • Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI)
  • Palmoplantar pustular Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PPPASI)
  • Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA)
  • LATCH (Breastfeeding Charting System and Documentation Tool)
  • Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS)

"Wiley insists on the highest quality in the translations of their materials because the consistency across translations is essential to assure the integrity of COAs and the accuracy of the results they gather. Selecting Mapi, the most trusted name in COA and Medical Translation, as the exclusive provider assures that the research and clinical use of these critical instruments meets the high standards that Wiley demands," said James Karis, Mapi's Chief Executive Officer.

"Wiley is known for its commitment to excellence and precision, our collaboration with Mapi is a natural extension of our dedication to quality and ensures the integrity of these highly prized research tools," said Jen Holton, Director of Copyright and Permissions, Wiley.

About Mapi Language Services:

Mapi Language Services is the worldwide leader in translation and linguistic validation of COAs for more than 25 years. Mapi's unique methodology ensures that FDA/EMA requirements for claim approval are fully met. Mapi has first-hand knowledge of local languages and cultures, regulations, healthcare practices and close collaboration with the developers of questionnaires, ensures conceptual equivalence and international harmonization of all language versions. Mapi Language Services' experience represents more than 40,000 translated versions of 2,500 Questionnaires in 170 languages. 

Press contact:

Elan Josielewski,

About Wiley:

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

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Tom Griffin,

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