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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. 

Additional Tips:

  • 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 record_id
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY Required field carsm_date
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.
sex String 20 Required Sex of the subject M;F; O; NR M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported gender
Query carsm_1 Integer Recommended 1. Elevated/Euphoric Mood 0::5 0=Absent; 1=Slight, e.g. good spirits, more cheerful than others, of questionable clinical significance; 2=Mild, but definitely elevated or expansive mood, overly optimistic and somewhat out of proportion to one's circumstances; 3=Moderate, mood and outlook clearly out of proportion to circumstances; 4=Severe, clear quality of euphoric mood; 5=Extreme, clearly exhausted, extreme feelings of well being, inappropriate laughter and/or singing
Query carsm_2 Integer Recommended 2. Irritability/Aggressiveness 0::5 0=Absent; 1=Slight, occasional annoyance, questionable clinical significance; 2=Mild, somewhat argumentative, quick to express annoyance with patients, staff or interviewer, occasionally irritable during interview; 3=Moderate, often swears, loses temper, threatening, excessive irritation around certain topics, room seclusion may be required, frequently irritable during interview; 4=Severe, occasionally assaultive, may throw objects, damage property, limit setting necessary, excessive and inappropriate irritation, restraints may be required, interview had to be stopped due to excessive irritability; 5= Extreme, episodes of violence against persons or objects, physical restraint required
Query carsm_3 Integer Recommended 3. Hypermotor Activity 0::5 0= Absent; 1 = Slight increase, of doubtful clinical significance; 2 = Mild, occasional pacing, unable to sit quietly in chair; 3 = Moderate, frequent pacing on unit, unable to remain seated; 4 = Marked, almost constant moving or pacing about; 5 = Extreme, continuous signs of hyperactivity such that the patient must be restrained to avoid exhaustion.
Query carsm_4 Integer Recommended 4. Pressured Speech 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slight increase, of doubtful clinical significance; 2 = Mild, noticeably more verbose than normal, but conversation is not strained; 3 = Moderate, so verbose that conversation is strained; some difficulty interrupting patient's speech; 4 = Marked, patient's conversation is so rapid that conversation is difficult to maintain, markedly difficult to interrupt speech; 5 = Extreme, speech is so rapid or continuous that patient cannot be interrupted.
Query carsm_5 Integer Recommended 5. Flight of Ideas/Racing Thoughts 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slight, occasional instances of doubtful clinical significance; 2 = Mild, occasional instances of abrupt change in the topic with little impairment in understandable or patient reports occasional racing thoughts; 3 = Moderate, frequent instances with some impairment in understandability or patient reports frequent racing thoughts which are disruptive or distressing to the patient; 4 = Severe, very frequent instances with definite impairment; 5 = Extreme, most of speech consists of rapid changes in topic which are difficult to follow.
Query carsm_6 Integer Recommended 6. Distractibility 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slight, of doubtful clinical significance; 2 = Mild, present but does not interfere with task or conversation; 3 = Moderate, some interference with conversation or task; 4 = Severe, frequent interference with conversation or task; 5 = Extreme, unable to focus patient's attention on task or conversation.
Query carsm_7 Integer Recommended 7. Grandiosity 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slightly increased self-esteem or confidence, but of questionable clinical significance; 2 = Mild, definitely inflated self-esteem or exaggeration of abilities somewhat out of proportion to circumstances; 3 = Moderate, inflated self-esteem clearly out of proportion to circumstances, borderline delusional intensity; 4 = Severe, clear grandiose delusion(s); 5 = Extreme, preoccupied with and/or acts on the basis of grandiose delusions.
Query carsm_8 Integer Recommended 8. Decreased Need for Sleep 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Up to 1 hour less sleep than usual; 2 = Up to 2 hour less sleep than usual; 3 = Up to 3 hour less sleep than usual; 4 = Up to 4 hour less sleep than usual; 5 = 4 or more hours less sleep than usual.
Query carsm_9 Integer Recommended 9. Excessive Energy 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slightly more energy, of questionable significance; 2 = Definite increase in activity level or less fatigued than usual, does not hinder functioning; 3 = Clearly more active than normal with little or no fatigue, occasional interference with functioning; 4 = Much more active than usual with little fatigue and clear interference with normal functioning; 5 = Extreme, active all day long with little or no fatigue or need for sleep.
Query carsm_10 Integer Recommended 10. Poor Judgement 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slight, but of questionable clinical significance (i.e, increased phone calling, occasional intrusiveness); 2 = Mild, but definite examples (i.e. somewhat intrusive, sexually provocative, inappropriate singing); 3 = Moderate, assumes tasks or responsibilities without proper training, financial indiscretions, buying sprees within financial limits, frequent intrusiveness; 4 = Severe, sexual promiscuity, hyper-sexuality, extremely intrusive behavior, places self in significant economic difficulty; 5 = Extreme, continuous intrusive behavior requiring limit setting, excessive phone calling at all hours, antisocial behavior, excessive involvement in activities without regard to consequences.
Query carsm_11 Integer Recommended 11. Disordered Thinking 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Occasional instances which are of doubtful clinical significance; 2 = A few definite instances, but little or no impairment in understandability; 3 = Frequent instances and may have some impairment in understandability; 4 = Severe, very frequent instances with marked impairment in understandability; 5 = Extreme, most or all of speech is distorted, making it impossible to understand what the patient is talking about.
Query carsm_12 Integer Recommended 12. Delusions 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Suspected or likely; 2 = Definitely present but not fully convicted, including referential or persecutory ideas without full conviction; 3 = Definitely present with full conviction but little if any influence on behavior; 4 = Delusion has significant effect upon patient's thoughts, feelings, or behavior (e.e, preoccupied with belief that others are trying to harm him/her.); 5 = Actions based on delusion have major impact on patients or others (i.e., stops eating due to belief that food s poisoned, strikes others due to beliefs that others are trying to harm him/her.).
Query carsm_13 Integer Recommended 13. Hallucinations 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Suspected or likely; 2 = Present, but subject is generally aware that it may be his/her imagination and can ignore it; 3 = Definitely present with full conviction, but with little if any influence on behavior; 4 = Hallucinations have significant effect on patient's thoughts, feelings, or actions (e.g., locks doors to avoid imaginary pursuers); 5 = Actions based on hallucinations have major impact on patient or others (e.g., patient converses with voices so much that it interferes with normal functioning).
Query carsm_14 Integer Recommended 14. Orientation 0::5 0 = Absent; 1 = Slight impairment but of doubtful clinical significance (i.e., misses date by one day); 2 = Mild, but definite impairment (i.e., unsure about orientation to place or time, or some impairment in a few aspects of recent or remote memory); 3 = Moderate (i.e., confused about where he is or cannot remember many important events in his life); 4 = Severe (disoriented or gross impairment in memory); 5 = Extreme (i.e., thoroughly disoriented to time, place, person and/or is unable to recall numerous important events in his/her life).
Query carsm_15 Integer Recommended 15. Insight 0::4 0 = Insight is present (i.e., patient admits illness, behavior change and need for treatment); 1 = Partial insight is present (i.e., patient feels he/she may possibly be ill or needs treatment, but is unsure); 2 = Patient admits behavior change, illness or need for treatment but attributes it to non-delusional or plausible external factors (i.e., marital conflict, job difficulties, stress); 3 = Patient admits behavior change, illness or need for treatment but gives delusional explanations (i.e., being controlled by external forces, dying of cancer, etc.); 4 = Complete lack of insight. Patient denies behavior change, illness or need for treatment.
Query carsm_score1 Integer Recommended Subscale 1 Score (Items 1-10): [carsm_1] + [carsm_2] + [carsm_3] + [carsm_4] + [carsm_5] + [carsm_6] + [carsm_7] + [carsm_8] + [carsm_9] + [carsm_10]
Query carsm_score2 Integer Recommended Subscale 2 Score (Items 11-15): [carsm_11] + [carsm_12] + [carsm_13] + [carsm_14] + [carsm_15]
Query carsm_totalscore Integer Recommended CARSM Total Score [carsm_score1] + [carsm_score2]
Query cars12 Integer Recommended If delusions present, specify type: 1;2 1=Mood-Congruent; 2=Mood-Incongruent
Query cars13 Integer Recommended If hallucinations present, specify type: 1;2 1=Mood-Congruent; 2=Mood-Incongruent
Query visitid Integer Recommended MetaTrial Visit ID System variable: unique code for each type of visit -use to merge files
Query week Float Recommended Week in level/study 99=week 10-week 14
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)
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