Between May 29 and June 9 we are closed. Starting June 10 we wll be in Langezijds.

The BMS Lab has a faculty license for the AmberScript speech 2 text audio transcription software suite. Amberscript can provide timestamped transcription for up to 6 speakers from both audio and video files. Transcriptions can be made in 29 languages. As a student, staff member or researcher affiliated with the BMS faculty, you can make use of Amberscript. The transcription software can be used in cases when transcripts of conversations and interviews are needed. 

Best practices

  • Recording Equipment

    We also have recording equipment for high-quality audio recording, like field recorders, ZOOM, microphones and clip-on sets. If you would like to use the recording equipment, make sure you reserve it.

  • Data Storage And Processing

    Your audio or transcripts are safely secured at AmberScript, datafiles are not sold or accessible to AmberScript employees, third persons or companies. The BMS Lab has signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement and a Data Processing Agreement with AmberScript ensuring the safety of your work.

Further support

Getting Started

  • Step 1

    1.1 You need to be currently affiliated with the University of Twente’s BMS faculty as either a student or employee.

    1.2 Please ensure that you have a project signed up

    1.3 If you use or have used human participants in any way, then you need to ask for ethical approval from the BMS faculty Ethics committee.

  • Step 2

    Once your project is approved, you will receive an e-mail about this, and we will set up an account for you at Amberscript. Follow the process described in there.

  • Step 3

    Once activated and logged in, you will have the requested transcription time. To get more transcription time, you have to email the BMS Lab to assign the additional minutes to you. The maximum number of hours is 10 hours per study per month of transcription time. Need more? Contact the BMS Lab in a separate email.

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