*** Important Hardware Note: iPads (2013 and newer models) with 9.7” and 10.5” screens are recommended. Data collected with NIH Toolbox running on an iPad with a 12.9” screen has not yet been validated. ***
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 www.HealthMeasures.net).
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. NIH Toolbox includes over 200 measures, for stand-alone use or as part of a complete assessment battery. With the advent of 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.
With the purchase of this app, you will also have access to other measurement systems funded by the National Institutes of Health including the PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, TBI-QOL, SCI-QOL and SCI-FI, and ECOG.
NIH Toolbox includes a FREE Trial Mode that allows our users to explore the app and access instruments without a time limit. Please note Trial Mode does not save data or include reports and data exports.
To use NIH Toolbox without feature restrictions users must subscribe to a 1-year auto-renewing subscription of $499.99.
The subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.
You may manage your subscription by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
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@example.com for more details.
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:
- NIH Toolbox 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 assessment reports (.PDF format) may be emailed from NIH Toolbox. Secured email systems must be used to protect privacy.
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 with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial conversion to the iPad format was sponsored by the National Children’s Study. To learn more about NIH Toolbox visit www.HealthMeasures.net
Ability to encrypt export data files and PDF reports
Option to add notes during or after an assessment
Choices for preferred date and number formats
Enhanced instrument and battery search
Creation of custom battery from an existing assessment
‘What’s New’ tour
FAQ: updates + Search feature
Bug fixes and stability improvements
Minimum iOS version supported: 12.0
Ratings and Reviews
NIH Toolbox App has wide spectrum of instruments for medical studies. Well-built and easy to use! Love it!
- Glinberg & Associates, Inc.
- 335 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2006-2019 National Institutes of Health and Northwestern University
- In-App Purchases
- NIH Toolbox Assessments $499.99
- NIH Toolbox Assessments $499.99
- NIH Toolbox Assessments $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.