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© 2007-2013
David Cella, Ph.D.,
Richard Gershon, Ph.D.,
Michael Bass, M.S. &
Nan Rothrock, Ph.D.


Assessment CenterSM is a free, online data collection tool that enables researchers to create study-specific websites for capturing participant data securely online.

Studies can include measures within the Assessment Center library as well as custom instruments entered by the researcher. The instrument library includes self- and proxy-report short forms, computerized adaptive tests (CATs), and batteries or profiles from:

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
  • Quality of Life in Neurological Diseases (Neuro-QoL)
  • NIH Toolbox
  • Health LiTT

Among other important features, Assessment Center also enables:

  • Downloading library instruments for administration on paper
  • Customization of items or instruments (e.g., format, randomization, skip patterns)
  • Real-time scoring of CATs and short forms
  • Storage of protected health information (PHI) in a separate, secure database
  • Automated accrual reports
  • Real-time data export
  • Ability to capture endorsement of online consent forms


Assessment Center Release 10.2
  • New PROMIS CATs and SFs now available: Users may now administer CATs and Short forms which assess Smoking outcomes and Self-efficacy.

  • NIH Toolbox Optimization: NIH Toolbox instruments have been optimized to run and are supported on Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. You must clear your browser cache, re-open browser and refresh the page to get the latest version of NIH Toolbox.

  • NIH TB Friendship SF Age 8+ scoring updated: NIH TB Friendship SF Age 8+ was previously only scores 4 of the 5 items presented. It will now be scored using all 5 items.