Obtain & Administer Measures
NIH Toolbox® Cognition, Emotion, Motor, and Sensation measures are available through the NIH Toolbox iPad App. PDFs of NIH Toolbox Emotion measures need no preparation, are “respondent ready,” and are available for free in paper form.
- Use the NIH Toolbox iPad App to access all measures.
- Use the Search & View Measures to find a PDF of an Emotion measure or watch a demonstration video of a Cognition, Motor, or Sensation measure.
- Download a zip file of all available NIH Toolbox Emotion PDFs
NIH Toolbox measures are copyrighted. Some NIH Toolbox self- and parent-proxy report instruments (NIH Toolbox Emotion and select Sensation) are publicly available for use without licensing or royalty fees for individual research or individual clinical use. Other Sensation measures and the Cognitive and Motor batteries may only be administered through means approved by the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Commercial users must seek permission to use, reproduce, or distribute measures. Read the NIH Toolbox Terms and Conditions of Use for more information.
NIH Toolbox measures are best administered in the NIH Toolbox iPad App:
- Uses an iPad with a test administrator
- A free trial is available
- Subscription cost for continued access
Learn to Administer NIH Toolbox Measures
NIH Toolbox administration of Cognition, Motor, and Sensation measures requires training. Training resources include:
- Online training curriculum ("eLearning") - Completing the eLearning program combined with practice is sufficient for being able to administer NIH Toolbox measures.
- Training workshops - Content of the workshop includes the same information as eLearning, but has the added opportunity for practice and individual feedback from a certified trainer.
- Administration Manual - This manual is a resource intended to be used in conjunction with eLearning and/or a training workshop.
Procuring Permission for Use
- Access to Cognition measures require approval. Approval is granted to researchers and clinicians with knowledge of how to use neuropsychological tests.
- To request permission, email email@example.com and include “Request for Access” in the subject line.
Guidelines for Geriatric Assessment
The NIH Toolbox team developed a guide for assessment of elderly adults. Read Principles of Geriatrics Assessment here.
The NIH Toolbox iPad App has hardware and software requirements. Read about them at the NIH Toolbox Support Center.