Webinars, Tutorials & Office Hours

NDA Webinars | NDA Tutorials | NDA Office Hours

NDA Webinars

You can now watch webinars on-demand.

#1) New Grantee Orientation Webinar


New Grantee Orientation webinars are geared toward researchers new to NDA data sharing and will cover the entire data submission and sharing process. Researchers and data managers at any stage of data sharing are welcome to attend.

A special emphasis will be placed on tasks to be addressed immediately after the grant award to help researchers get organized in preparation for data collection and sharing.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to NDA Permission Groups, NDA Collections, Consent Language, GUIDs, Data Expected lists, Submission & Sharing Cycles, NDA Data Dictionary, Automated Communications, and resources for help.

#2) Data Harmonization Webinar

Data Harmonization training webinars are strongly suggested for first-time submitters as well as those who would like a refresher to teach users how to prepare to submit data.

Starting early in the preparation process saves time, makes data submission easier, and allows time if you need assistance. The webinars will include the full submission process from the initial paperwork to the successful upload.


#3) Data Validation & Submission Webinar

This webinar is offered around the two submission cycles (Jan 15th and July 15th) to help prepare users involved in submitting data to understand the process of validation, error handling, submission, and post-submission Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).

#4) Data Access Webinar

NIMH Data Archive (NDA) Data Access webinars will cover full data access functionality to instruct users on how to access data. Jupyter Notebooks will be used to illustrate the topics with informational slides and sample code.

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NDA Tutorials

Visit our available tutorials on contributing and getting data.

Tutorials on Contributing Data

#1) First Steps of Data Submission

This tutorial outlines the steps required prior to submitting data to NDA.

#2) Data Submission

Designed for data managers, this data submission training provides a walkthrough of the process to prepare and upload data to NDA.

#3) Submission for Principal Investigators

Similar to the Data Submission tutorial, this training covers the entire lifecycle of a data submission project, intended for the principal investigators of contributing projects.

#4) Using the Validation and Upload Tool

This set of video tutorials demonstrates how to use the NDA Validation and Upload Tool to verify your data are consistent with your Data Dictionary structures and how to upload them to the NDA. Alternately, data can be validated through a python package and command-line client that was developed to allow users to programmatically validate, package, submit, and/or download data.

#5) Creating an NDA Study

For those contributing their own data, an NDA Study should be created in anticipation of a publication or other result. This training will assist you in creating your Study.

Tutorials on Getting Data

#1) Accessing Shared Data

Learn how to request access to shared data, use NDA's query tools to find data of interest, and get the data through downloading or direct access in the cloud.

#2) Accessing Files in the Cloud

Learn how to use your NDA account to work with your own database in the cloud, or access rich data files directly in Amazon S3.

#3) Creating an NDA Study

For those accessing data for secondary analysis, an NDA Study should be created in anticipation of a publication or other result. This training will assist you in creating your Study.

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NDA Office Hours

NDA hosts several types of Office Hours to support you through the NDA data submission process.

Data Submission

Submission Cycle Office Hours are back! This is a chance to learn about the submission cycle process and ask questions. Register for an upcoming session below. Please send any questions you'd like answered to the NDA Help Desk !

Date Time Zoom Registration Link
Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register
Monday, September 12, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register
Friday, September 23, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register

For frequently asked submission cycle questions and answers: Submission Cycle FAQ

Post Submission Quality Assurance (QA)

QA Office Hours are back! Attend a session to learn about resolving each QA error and how to resubmit your corrected data. Please send any questions you'd like answered to the NDA Help Desk !

Date Time Zoom Registration Link
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register
Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register

For frequently asked QA questions and answers: QA Resubmission FAQ

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