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NIH Toolbox

The NIH Toolbox® is a multidimensional set of performance and person-report measures that assess cognitive, sensory, motor and emotional function in people ages 3-85, designed for research and clinical use (see
The NIH Toolbox was developed by more than 250 scientists over 6 years, and sponsored by the 15 institutes of the National Institutes for Health that make up the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint. The NIH Toolbox includes over 200 measures, for stand-alone use or as part of a complete assessment battery. With the advent of the NIH Toolbox, researchers can now assess function using a common metric and can “crosswalk” among measures, essential to the process of pooling data and often necessary when a large and diverse sample is needed.

To access the NIH Toolbox tests, you must purchase a subscription. We are pleased to offer a FREE 60-day trial with our 12-month subscription ($499.99).

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The 12-month subscription fee will be charged to your iTunes account at the conclusion of your free 60-day trial period.

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You may manage your subscription by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

The 12-month subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

You may cancel the subscription at any time during the free trial. If auto-renewal is turned off more than 24 hours before the end of the free trial period then your subscription will expire and you will not be charged.

No cancellation of the current (paid) subscription is allowed during the subscription period.

All content needed to administer NIH Toolbox tests is available in the app; you do not need to pay for, create or maintain a separate account.

With the purchase of this app, you will immediately have access to instruments to be used in assessing Emotion, Motor and Sensation domains.

Instruments used for assessment of Cognition require the successful completion of a separate approval. This approval process is included in the cost of the subscription; no additional purchase necessary. Generally, approval will be granted to researchers and clinicians with the knowledge to use neuropsychological tests. Contact [email protected] for more details.

For Terms & Conditions, please refer to Administrator’s Manual (

Some measures require additional hardware and/or materials.See the Administrator’s Manual to obtain vendor details.

Important information about intended use and data security:
– The NIH Toolbox app is not intended for use outside of research or clinical application.

– Users control how data is managed. Data export via iCloud, email, and File Sharing through iTunes can be enabled/disabled in the Data Security menu of the Settings screen.

– If iCloud is enabled on your device, you may choose to upload data exports to a folder in iCloud Drive upon generation. See Apple’s iCloud security and privacy overview here:

– Data exports (.csv format) and participant reports (.txt format) may be emailed from NIH Toolbox. Secured email systems must be used to protect privacy.

The NIH Toolbox is more than a set of measures: we are a community of users, and NIH Toolbox continues to evolve. Help us make this product the best it can be. If you have suggestions for changes or corrections, please share them here: [email protected]

Initial conversion to the iPad format was sponsored by the National Children’s Study. To learn more about the NIH Toolbox visit

* NEW Now archive/unarchive participants, assessments, and custom batteries that you don’t want to see every day
* NEW Assessment Report now includes scores, organized by domain, and is formatted as a PDF.

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* NEW Now you can export and securely upload assessment data to a web server of your choice

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* NEW Motor, Sensation, Emotion Normative scores available.

* UPDATED This update includes many bug fixes and stability improvements. All users are urged to install this update to NIH Toolbox immediately.

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