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Viewable at the top right of NDA pages, the Filter Cart is a temporary holder for filters and data they select. Filters are added to the Workspace first, before being submitted to The Filter Cart. Data selected by filters in the Filter Cart can be added to a Data Package or an NDA Study from the Data Packaging Page, by clicking the 'Create Data Package / Add Data to Study' button.

The filter cart supports combining multiple filters together, and depending on filter type will use "AND" or "OR"  when combining filters.

Multiple selections from the same filter type will result in those selections being applied with an ‘OR’ condition. For example, if you add an NDA Collection Filter with selections for both collections 2112 and 2563 to an empty Workspace, the subjects from NDA Collection 2112 ‘OR’ NDA Collection 2563 will be added to your Workspace even if a subject is in both NDA Collections. You can then add other NDA Collections to your Workspace which further extends the ‘OR’ condition.

If a different filter type is added to your Workspace, or a filter has already been submitted to the Filter Cart, the operation then performs a logical ‘AND’ operation. This means that given the subjects returned from the first filter, only those subjects that matched the first filter are returned by the second filter (i.e., subjects that satisfied both filters). Note that only the subjects specific to your filter will be added to your Filter Cart and only on data shared with the research community. Other data for those same subjects may exist (i.e., within another NDA Collection, associated with a data structure that was not requested in the query, etc.). So, users should select ‘Find all Subjects Data’ to identify all data for those specific subjects. 

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  • You may query the data without an account, but to gain access you will need to create an NDA user account and apply for access.  Most data access requires that you or your lab are sponsored by an NIH recognized institution with Federal Wide Assurance (FWA).  Without access, you will not be able to obtain individual-level data. 

    Once you have selected data of interest you can:
  • Create a data package - This allows you to specify format for access/download
  • Assign to Study Cohort - Associate the data to an NDA Study allowing for a DOI to be generated and the data to be linked directly to a finding, publication, or data release. 
  • Find All Subject Data - Depending on filter types being used, not all data associated with a subject will be selected.  Data may be restricted by data structure, NDA Collection, or outcome variables (e.g., NDA Study). ‘Find All Data’ expands the fliter criteria by replacing all filters in your Filter Cart with a single Query by GUID filter for all subjects selected by those filters.

    Please Note:
  • When running a query, it may take a moment to populate the Filter Cart. Queries happen in the background so you can define other queries during this time. 
  • When you add your first filter, all data associated with your query will be added to the Filter Cart (e.g., a Concept, an NDA Collection, a Data Structure/Element, etc.). As you add additional filters, they will also display in the Filter Cart. Only the name of filter will be shown in the Filter Cart, not the underlying structures. 
  • Information about the contents of the Filter Cart can be seen by clicking "Edit”.
  • Once your results appear in the Filter Cart, you can create a data package or assign subjects to a study by selecting the 'Package/Assign to Study' option. You can also 'Edit' or 'Clear' filters.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Filter Cart currently employs basic AND/OR Boolean logic. A single filter may contain multiple selections for that filter type, e.g., a single NDA Study filter might contain NDA Study 1 and NDA Study 2. A subject that is in EITHER 1 OR 2 will be returned.  Adding multiple filters to the cart, regardless of type, will AND the result of each filter.  If NDA Study 1 and NDA Study 2 are added as individual filters, data for a subject will only be selected if the subject is included in  BOTH 1 AND 2.

  • Viewable at the top right of NDA pages, the Filter Cart is a temporary holder of data identified by the user, through querying or browsing, as being of some potential interest. The Filter Cart is where you send the data from your Workspace after it has been filtered.

  • After filters are added to the Filter Cart, users have options to ‘Create a Package’ for download, ‘Associate to Study Cohort’, or ‘Find All Subject Data’. Selecting ‘Find All Subject Data’ identifies and pulls all data for the subjects into the Filter Cart. Choosing ‘Create a Package’ allows users to package and name their query information for download. Choosing ‘Associate to Study Cohort’ gives users the opportunity to choose the Study Cohort they wish to associate this data.


  • Once your filter cart contains the subjects of interest, select Create Data Package/Assign to Data Study which will provide options for accessing item level data and/or assigning to a study.  

  • Once queries have been added to your workspace, the next step is to Submit the Filters in the workspace to the Filter Cart.  This process runs the queries selected, saving the results within a filter cart attached to your account.  

  • The Workspace within the General Query Tool is a holding area where you can review your pending filters prior to adding them to Filter Cart. Therefore, the first step in accessing data is to select one or more items and move it into the Workspace. 


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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 src_subject_id_cabs
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY Required field interview_date_cabs
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_age_cabs
sex String 20 Required Sex of the subject M;F; O; NR M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported gender, gender_cabs
Query admin_setting_obvq Integer Recommended Administration Setting 1::6 1= Paper form, in-lab visit ; 2= Paper form, off-site visit ; 3= Paper form, sent home ; 4= Online survey, in-lab visit ; 5= Online survey, off-site visit ; 6= Online survey, sent home admin_setting_cabs
comments_misc String 4,000 Recommended Miscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data comments_misc_cabs
Query cabs_practice Integer Recommended What do you do if someone does not listen to you when you are talking to them?" You have to choose the answer which is what you think the right thing to do is. The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Tell them to listen. ; 0= Keep on talking. ; -1= Stop talking and ask them to listen. ; -2=Stop talking and walk away. ; 2= Talk louder.
Query cabs_item_01 Integer Recommended Someone says, "I think you are a very nice person." The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2= Say, "No, I'm not that nice." ; 2= Say, "Yes, I think I'm the best." ; 0=Say, "Thank you." ; -1= Say nothing and blush. ; 1= Say, "Thanks, I am really great.
Query cabs_item_02 Integer Recommended Someone does something you think is really great. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -1= Act like it wasn't that great and say "That was alright." ; 1=Say "That was alright, but I've seen better." ; -2= Say nothing. ; 2= Say "I can do much better than that." ; 0=Say "That was really great!
Query cabs_item_03 Integer Recommended You are working on something you like and think it is very good. Someone says, "I don't like it!" The right thing to do is: -2::2 2= Say "You're a dummy!" ; 0= Say "I think it's good." ; -2= Say "You are right," although you don't really agree. ; 1=Say "I think this is great; besides what do you know!" ; -1= Feel hurt and say nothing.
Query cabs_item_04 Integer Recommended You forgot something you were supposed to bring and someone says, "You're so dumb! You'd forget your head if it weren't screwed on!" The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Say "I'm smarter than you any day; besides what do you know!" ; -2= Say "Yes, you're right, sometimes I'm dumb." ; 2= Say "If anybody is dumb, it's you!" ; 0= Say "Nobody's perfect. I'm not dumb just because I forgot something!" ; -1= Say nothing or ignore it.
Query cabs_item_05 Integer Recommended Someone you were supposed to meet arrives 30 minutes late, which makes you upset. The person says nothing about it when they are late. The right thing to do is: -2::2 0= Say "I'm upset that you kept me waiting like this." ; -1= Say "I was wondering when you'd get here." ; 1= Say "This is the last time I'll wait for you!" ; -2= Say nothing to the person. ; 2= Say "You're a jerk! You're late!
Query cabs_item_06 Integer Recommended You need someone to do something for you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2= Not ask for anything to be done. ; 2= Say "You gotta do this for me!" ; 0= Say "Would you please do something for me?" and then explain what you want. ; -1= Give a small hint that you need something done. ; 1= Say "I want you to do this for me.
Query cabs_item_07 Integer Recommended Someone asks you to do something which would keep you from doing what you really want to do. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -1= Say "I did have other plans, but I'll do what you want." ; 1= Say "No way! Find someone else." ; -2=Say "OK, I'll do what you want." ; 2= Say "Forget it, shove off!" ; 0= Say "I've already made other plans, maybe next time.
Query cabs_item_08 Integer Recommended You see someone you would like to meet. The right thing to do is: -2::2 2=Yell at the person and tell them to come over to you. ; 0= Walk over to the person, introduce yourself, and start talking. ; -1= Walk over near the person and wait for him to talk to you. ; 1= Walk over to the person and start talking about great things you have done. ; -2= Not say anything to the person.
Query cabs_item_09 Integer Recommended Someone you haven't met before stops and says "hello" to you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Say "What do you want?" ; -2= Not say anything. ; 2= Say "Don't bother me. Get lost!" ; 0= Say "Hello," introduce yourself, and ask who they are. ; -1= Nod your head, say "hi," and walk away.
Query cabs_item_10 Integer Recommended You know that someone is feeling upset. The right thing to do is: -2::2 0=Say "You seem upset; can I help?" ; -1= Be with them and not talk about their being upset. ; 1= Say "What's wrong with you?" ; -2=Not say anything and leave them alone. ; 2= Laugh and say, "You're just a big baby!
Query cabs_item_11 Integer Recommended You are feeling upset, and someone says, "You seem upset." The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2=Turn your head away or say nothing. ; 2= Say "It's none of your business!" ; 0,=Say "Yes I'm upset, thank you for asking." ; -1=Say "It's nothing." ; 1= Say "I'm upset, leave me alone.
Query cabs_item_12 Integer Recommended Someone else makes a mistake and someone blames it on you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 2= Say "You're crazy!" ; 0=Say "That wasn't my fault; someone else made the mistake." ; -1= Say "I don't think it was my fault." ; 1= Say "Wasn't me, you don't know what you're talking about." ; -2= Take the blame or say nothing.
Query cabs_item_13 Integer Recommended Someone asks you to do something, but you don't know why it has to be done. The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Say "This doesn't make any sense, I don't want to do it." ; -2= Do what they ask and say nothing. ; 2= Say "This is dumb, I'm not going to do it." ; 0= Before doing it, say "I don't understand why you want this done." ; -1= Say "If that's what you want" and then do it.
Query cabs_item_14 Integer Recommended Someone says to you they think that something you did was terrific. The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Say "Yes, I usually do better than most." ; -2=Say "No, that wasn't so hot." ; 2= Say "That's right, because I'm the best." ; 0= Say "Thank you." ; -1= Ignore it and say nothing.
Query cabs_item_15 Integer Recommended Someone has been very nice to you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 0= Say "You have been really nice to me, thanks." ; -1= Act like they weren't that nice and say, "Yea, thanks." ; 1= Say "You have treated me alright, but I deserve even better." ; -2=Ignore it and say nothing. ; 2= Say "You don't treat me good enough.
Query cabs_item_16 Integer Recommended You are talking very loudly with a friend and someone says, "Excuse me, but you are being too noisy." The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2= Stop talking immediately. ; 2= Say "if you don't like it, get lost!" and keep on talking loudly. ; 0= Say "I'm sorry, I'll talk quietly" and then talk in a quiet voice. ; -1= Say "I'm sorry" and stop talking. ; 1= Say "Alright" and continue to talk lo
Query cabs_item_17 Integer Recommended You are waiting in line and someone steps in front of you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -1= Make quiet comments such as, "Some people have a lot of nerve," without actually saying anything directly to the person. ; 1= Say "Get to the end of the line!" ; -2= Say nothing to the person. ; 2= Say loudly, "Get out of this line you creep?" ;0= Say "I was here first; please go to the end of the line.
Query cabs_item_18 Integer Recommended Someone does something to you that you don't like and it makes you angry. The right thing to do is: -2::2 2= Shout "You're a creep, I hate you!" ; 0,=ay "I am angry, I don't like what you did." ; -1= Act hurt about it but not say anything to the person. ; 1=Say "I'm mad. I don't like you!" ; -2=Ignore it and not say anything to the person.
Query cabs_item_19 Integer Recommended Someone has something that you want to use. The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Tell them to give it to you. ; -2= Not ask for it. ; 2= Take it from them. ; 0= Tell the person you would like it, and then ask to use it. ; -1= Make a comment about it, but not ask to use it.
Query cabs_item_20 Integer Recommended Someone asks if they can borrow something of yours, but it is new and you don't want to let them use it. The right thing to do is: -2::2 0= Say "No, I just got it and I don't want to lend it out; maybe some other time." ; -1= Say "I really don't want to, but you can use it." ; 1=Say "No, go get your own!" ; -2=Give it to them even though you don't want to. ; 2= Say "You're crazy!
Query cabs_item_21 Integer Recommended Some people are talking about a hobby you really like, and you want to join in and say something. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2= Not say anything. ; 2= Interrupt the people and immediately start telling them how good you are at this hobby. ; 0=Move closer to the people and enter into the conversation when you have a chance. ; -1= Move closer to the people and wait for them to notice you; 1 = Interrupt the people and immediately start talking about how much you like the hobby.
Query cabs_item_22 Integer Recommended You are working on a hobby and someone asks, "What are you doing?" The right thing to do is: -2::2 -1=Say "Oh, just something" or "Oh, nothing." ; 1= Say "Don't bother me. Can't you see I'm working." ; -2= Keep on working and say nothing. ; 2= Say "It's none of your business!" ; 0= Stop working and explain what you were doing.
Query cabs_item_23 Integer Recommended You see someone trip and fall down. The right thing to do is: -2::2 2= Laugh and say "Why don't you watch where you're going?" ; 0= Say "Are you alright, is there anything I can do?" ; -1= Ask "What happened?" ; 1= Say "That's the breaks!" ; -2= Do nothing and ignore it.
Query cabs_item_24 Integer Recommended You bumped your head on a shelf and it hurts. Someone says, "Are you alright?" The right thing to do is: -2::2 1= Say "I'm fine, leave me alone." ; -2= Say nothing and ignore them. ; 2= Say "Why don't you mind your own business." ; 0=Say "No, I hurt my head; thanks for asking." ; -1= Say "It's nothing, I'm OK.
Query cabs_item_25 Integer Recommended You make a mistake and someone else is blamed for it. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2=Say nothing. ; 2= Say "It's their mistake!" ; 0= Say "I made the mistake." ; -1= Say "I don't think that person did it." ; 1= Say "That's their tough luck.
Query cabs_item_26 Integer Recommended You feel insulted by something someone said to you. The right thing to do is: -2::2 -2=Walk away from them, but don't tell them you feel upset. ; 1= Tell them not to do it again. ; -1= Say nothing to the person, although you feel insulted. ; 2= Insult them back and call them a name. ; 0= Tell them you don't like what they said and tell
Query cabs_item_27 Integer Recommended Someone often interrupts you when you're speaking. The right thing to do is: -2::2 0= Say "Excuse me, I would like to finish what I was saying." ; -1= Say "This isn't fair; don't I get to talk?" ; 1= Interrupt the other person by starting to talk again. ; -2= Say nothing and let the other person continue to talk. ; 2= Say "Shut up, I was talking!
Query cabs_passive Float Recommended CABS Passive Score
Query cabs_aggressive Float Recommended CABS Aggressive Score
Query cabs_total Float Recommended CABS Total
Query missingsum_obvq Integer Recommended total number of missing items missingsum_cabs
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  • 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)
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