merDeriv is a free, open source R package for computing derivatives of mixed models estimated via lme4. Allows users to compute scores (casewise/clusterwise first derivatives of likelihood function) and variance-covariance matrix of all estimated parameters, including random effect (co)variances.

For further information, see:

Wang, T. & Merkle, E. C. (2018). Derivative Computations and Robust Standard Errors for Linear Mixed Effects Models in lme4. , (1), 1-16.