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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 subject_id
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY Required field
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 chf_01 Integer Recommended 1. Did the participant receive vagus nerve stimulation during the index episode? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_02 Integer Recommended 2. Did the participant receive an ECT during the index episode? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_03 Integer Recommended 3. Did the participant receive rTMS during the index episode? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_04 Integer Recommended 4. Has the participant experienced any other somatic treatments during the index episode? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_05 String 250 Recommended Type of other treatment
Query chf_06 Integer Recommended 5. Is the participant receiving psychotherapy that is depression-specific (CBT or IPT)? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_07 String 250 Recommended Type of psychotherapy
Query chf_08 Integer Recommended 6. Is the participant currently enrolled in another research study that contraindicates participation in the EMBARC study? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_09 String 250 Recommended Title of study
Query chf_10 Integer Recommended 7. Does the participant have any history of adequate treatment (dose and duration) with poor response to either Sertraline (SERT) or Bupropion (BUP)? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_11 Integer Recommended 8. Does the participant have any history of poor tolerance to Sertraline (SERT) or Bupropion (BUP) treatment? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_12 Integer Recommended 9. Has the participant taken fluoxetine in the past 6 weeks? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_12a Date Recommended Last date taken - fluoxetine
Query chf_13 Integer Recommended 10. Has the participant taken benzodiazepine in the past 4 days? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_13a Date Recommended Last date taken - benzo
Query chf_14 Integer Recommended 11. Has the participant taken any other antidepressants other than those listed above in the last 3 weeks? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_14a Date Recommended Last date taken - other antidepressants
chf_date1 Date Recommended Date field of first suicide attempt
chf_date2 Date Recommended Date field of 2nd suicide attempt
chf_date3 Date Recommended Date field of 3rd suicide attempt
chf_date4 Date Recommended Date field of 4th suicide attempt
chf_date5 Date Recommended Date field of 5th suicide attempt
Query chf_hospital1 Integer Recommended Checks if hospitalized on 1st attempt 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_hospital2 Integer Recommended Checks if hospitalized on 2nd attempt 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_hospital3 Integer Recommended Checks if hospitalized on 3rd attempt 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_hospital4 Integer Recommended Checks if hospitalized on 4th attempt 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
Query chf_hospital5 Integer Recommended Checks if hospitalized on 5th attempt 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
chf_method1 String 250 Recommended 1st suicide attempt method
chf_method2 String 250 Recommended 2nd suicide attempt method
chf_method3 String 250 Recommended 3rd suicide attempt method
chf_method4 String 250 Recommended 4th suicide attempt method
chf_method5 String 250 Recommended 5th suicide attempt method
Query chf_num_suicide_attempts Integer Recommended Checks number of suicide attempts
chf_outcome1 String 250 Recommended Checks for outcome after 1st attempt
chf_outcome2 String 250 Recommended Checks for outcome after 2nd attempt
chf_outcome3 String 250 Recommended Checks for outcome after 3rd attempt
chf_outcome4 String 250 Recommended Checks for outcome after 4th attempt
chf_outcome5 String 250 Recommended Checks for outcome after 5th attempt
Query chf_rate_suicide_lifetime Integer Recommended Rates suicide over lifetime 1::7 1=Absent; 2=Thoughts of dying but no thoughts of suicide; 3=Occasional thoughts of suicide but no plans; 4=Often thought about suicide or has thought of a specific method; 5=Had a plan or made a gesture; 6=Made preparation for a potentially serious suicide attempt; 7=Suicide attempt with definite intent to die or be potentially medically harmful
chf_wash_benzo Date Recommended Actual washout date (Benzo)
chf_wash_fluox Date Recommended Actual washout date fluoxetine
chf_wash_other Date Recommended Actual washout date (Other)
subject_description String 4,000 Recommended Subject related information (e.g the affection, phenotype, disease information, etc.).
site String 101 Recommended Site Study Site
study String 100 Recommended Study
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)
  • 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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