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It is our joint aim to make a reliable instrument for diagnosing ADHD in adults available across the world. We encourage all countries that are interested in translating DIVA-5 into their own language and we will support you in that process. So far, DIVA-5 has been translated into 29 languages, but more could be added! We also encourage translation of Young DIVA-5 (for the diagnosis of ADHD between ages 5 -17) and DIVA-5 ID (for Intellectual Disability).

Terms & conditions
In order to optimize the translation process, the DIVA board has agreed on some terms and conditions.

Entrance fee

Each representative of a new language pays the entrance fee of € 2.000,- (Euros) to the DIVA Foundation, covering the costs for the review process, final authorisation of translation, the website, and the production of the PDF. The entrance fee should be paid by your hospital/research fund/government or any other non-profit organisation, as the DIVA Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation.

Dutch DIVA-5 as a base for any new DIVA-5

The Dutch DIVA-5, and not the English translation, should be used as the base of the translation into a new language, in order to prevent biases that exist from translating the instrument twice.

Translating Young DIVA-5 and DIVA-5 ID

Once DIVA-5 exists in your language, you may choose to translate Young DIVA-5 and DIVA-5 ID. This can be done from the English version and we have change documents available to explain the additions and deletions necessary to create the interview. The costs for the review process, final authorisation of translation, the website, and the production of the final PDF for each of these interviews is the entrance fee of € 1.385,- (Euros), paid to the DIVA Foundation.

Permission to use DSM-5 criteria in DIVA-5

DIVA-5 uses the DSM-5 criteria for ADHD in adults. Therefore permission for use of the criteria is needed from the publisher, the American Psychiatric Association. The costs are $ 1.500,- per interview, per language. The DIVA Foundation covers these costs for all languages, by drawing on money generated from the sale of the DIVA-5.

In case of any questions, please contact the editor of DIVA Foundation,

DIVA Board membership

We kindly invite you as initiator of the DIVA-5 in a new language to represent your DIVA-5 by becoming a board member of the DIVA Foundation. The DIVA Board organizes meetings every 2 years, to inform all involved parties about ongoing DIVA matters.

If you agree to the terms and conditions above, please fill out and sign also the informed consent form to start the translation process and send it to