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The Filter Cart provides a powerful way to query and access data for which you may be interested.  

A few points related to the filter cart are important to understand with the NDA Query/Filter implementation: 

First, the filter cart is populated asyncronously.  So, when you run a query, it may take a moment to populate but this will happen in the background so you can define other queries during this time.  

When you are adding your first filter, all data associated with your query will be added to the filter cart (whether it be a collection, a concept, a study, a data structure/elment or subjects). Not all data structures or collections will necessarily be displayed.  For example, if you select the NDA imaging structure image03, and further restrict that query to scan_type fMRI, only fMRI images will appear and only the image03 structure will be shown.  To see other data structures, select "Find All Subject Data" which will query all data for those subjects. When a secord or third filter is applied, an AND condition is used.  A subject must exist in all filters.  If the subject does not appear in any one filter, that subjects data will not be included in your filter cart. If that happens, clear your filter cart, and start over.  

It is best to package more data than you need and access those data using other tools, independent of the NDA (e.g. miNDAR snapshot), to limit the data selected.  If you have any questions on data access, are interested in using avaialble web services, or need help accessing data, please contact us for assistance.  

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Query Element Name Data Type Size Required Description Value Range Notes Aliases
subjectkey GUID Required The NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subject NDAR*
src_subject_id String 20 Required Subject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_age Integer Required Age in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging. 0 :: 1260 Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY Required field
sex String 20 Required Sex of the subject M;F M = Male; F = Female gender
comments_misc String 4,000 Recommended Miscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data
Query diag_parrep Integer Required Parent reported diagnosis 0;1 0 = No ASD reported; 1 = ASD reported Diagnosis
Query ados_module Integer Recommended ADOS Module
Query scoresumm_atotal Integer Recommended Communication Total 999 = NA/NK/missing
Query scoresumm_btotal Integer Recommended Social Interaction Total 999=NA/NK/missing
Query scoresumm_abtotal Integer Recommended Communication + Social Interaction Total
Query scoresumm_dtotal Integer Recommended Stereotyped Behaviors and Restricted Interests Total 999=NA/NK/missing
Query scoresumm_adosdiag String 255 Recommended ADOS Diagnosis Classification MODULE 1: Autism = Few to no words overall total is 16 or higher, OR Some words overall total is 12 or higher; Autism spectrum = Few to no words overall total is 11 to 15, OR Some words total is 8 to 11; Non-spectrum = Few to no words overall total is 10 or lower, OR Some words overall total is 7 or lower; MODULE 2: Autism = Younger than 5 years overal total is 10 or higher, OR Aged 5 years or older overall total is 9 or higher; Autism spectrum = Younger than 5 years overall total is 7 to 9, OR Aged 5 years or older overall total is 8; Non-spectrum = Younger than 5 years overall total is 6 or lower, OR Aged 5 years or older overall total is 7 or lower 9; MODULE 3: Autism = Overall total is 9 or higher; Autism spectrum = Overall total is 7 or 8; Non-spectrum = Overall total is 6 or lower; MODULE 4: Autism = Communication total is 3 or higher, AND Social interaction total is 6 or higher, AND Communication + Social interaction total is 10 or higher; Autism spectrum = Communication total is 2 or higher, AND Social interaction total is 4 or higher, AND Communication + Social interaction total is 7 or higher, AND at least one of the following is true: Communication total is 2, Social interaction total is 4 or 5, Communication + Social interaction total is 7 to 9; Non-spectrum = At least one of the following is true: Communication total is 1 or lower, Social interaction total is 3 or lower, Communication + Social interaction total is 6 or lower 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.
Query male_rawscoreall String 50 Recommended Total Raw Score
Query male_tscoreall String 50 Recommended Total T-Score
Query scq_total_score Integer Recommended SCQ total score
Query bayley_age Integer Recommended Age at Bayley II adminsitration 0::1200 Age at time of Bayley Scales. If missing, then Bayley was not administered
Query bayleymdi Integer Recommended Bayley II Mental Scale Index Score
Query bayleypdi Integer Recommended Bayley II Motor Scale Index Score
Query bayleymdi_raw Integer Recommended Bayley II Mental Scale Raw Score
Query bayleypdi_raw Integer Recommended Bayley II Motor Scale Raw Score
Data Structure

This page displays the data structure defined for the measure identified in the title and structure short name. The table below displays a list of data elements in this structure (also called variables) and the following information:

  • Element Name: This is the standard element name
  • Data Type: Which type of data this element is, e.g. String, Float, File location.
  • Size: If applicable, the character limit of this element
  • Required: This column displays whether the element is Required for valid submissions, Recommended for valid submissions, Conditional on other elements, or Optional
  • Description: A basic description
  • Value Range: Which values can appear validly in this element (case sensitive for strings)
  • Notes: Expanded description or notes on coding of values
  • Aliases: A list of currently supported Aliases (alternate element names)
  • For valid elements with shared data, on the far left is a Filter button you can use to view a summary of shared data for that element and apply a query filter to your Cart based on selected value ranges

At the top of this page you can also:

  • Use the search bar to filter the elements displayed. This will not filter on the Size of Required columns
  • Download a copy of this definition in CSV format
  • Download a blank CSV submission template prepopulated with the correct structure header rows ready to fill with subject records and upload

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