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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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Crisis in Family Systems

50 Shared Subjects

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Clinical Assessments
Life Events
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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_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 crysis1 Integer Recommended 1. Did your income increase by a lot? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis2 Integer Recommended 2. Did you go deeply in debt? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis3 Integer Recommended 3. Did your income decrease by a lot? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis3b Integer Recommended 3b. Did you give money to support family or friends not living with you? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis4 Integer Recommended 4. Did you go without food because you didnt have the money to pay for it? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis5 Integer Recommended 5. Did you go without some clothing because you couldnt pay for it? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis6 Integer Recommended 6. Did you miss a rent or mortgage payment because you couldnt pay for it? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis7 Integer Recommended 7. Did the utility of phone company threaten to cut off your service because you couldnt pay the bills? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis8 Integer Recommended 8. Was your telephone, electricity or gas turned off? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis9 Integer Recommended 9. Did you go without furniture because you did not have the money to pay for it? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis10 Integer Recommended 10. Did you go without appliances because you did not have the money to pay for them? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis11 Integer Recommended 11. Did you lose your housing? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis12 Integer Recommended 12. Did you miss an appointment or have to change your plans because you had no transportation to get there? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis13 Integer Recommended 13. Did you have legal problems? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis13b Integer Recommended 13b. Did you go without legal advice when you needed it? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis13c Integer Recommended 13c. Was anyone in your family pulled over or questioned by the police? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query q32_7 Integer Recommended Have you ever been questioned about your legal status 0::2 0=Nol 1=Yes; 2=N/A crysis13d
Query crysis14 Integer Recommended 14. Did anyone in your family get arrested? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis15 Integer Recommended 15. Did anyone in your family go to jail? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis15b Integer Recommended 15b. Did anyone bully your child(ren)? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis16 Integer Recommended 16. Did you have trouble reading or understanding something that was important to you? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis16b Integer Recommended 16b. Did you have trouble communicating with someone about something that was important to you? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis17 Integer Recommended 17. Did you return to school? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis18 Integer Recommended 18. Did you have trouble with your teacher(s)? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis19 Integer Recommended 19. Did your regular child care arrangements change in any way? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis20 Integer Recommended 20. Did you get married? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis20b Integer Recommended 20b. Did you and your partner disagree about raising your children? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis20c Integer Recommended 20c. Did you and your partner disagree about your roles and responsibilities? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis20d Integer Recommended 20d. Did you miss an important family event that you had wanted to attend? 0::2 0=No;1=yes; 2 = Yes, and the event still affects me
Query crysis21 Integer Recommended 21. Did you get a divorce or break up with a partner? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis22 Integer Recommended 22. Did you get back together with a partner? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis23 Integer Recommended 23. Did a family member die? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis24 Integer Recommended 24. Did a friend die? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis25 Integer Recommended 25. Did anything happen in your neighborhood that made you feel unsafe? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis26 Integer Recommended 26. Did you feel emotionally or physically abused? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis27 Integer Recommended 27. Did your child(ren) feel emotionally or physically abused? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis28 Integer Recommended 28. Were you a victim of a crime while you were in your own home? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis29 Integer Recommended 29. Were you a victim of a crime while you were outside or away from your home? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis30 Integer Recommended 30. Did you hear violence outside your home? (e.g. gunfire) 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis31 Integer Recommended 31. Did you see violence? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis32 Integer Recommended 32. Did your child(ren) see violence? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis33 Integer Recommended 33. Was your child (were your children) a victim of a crime? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis34 Integer Recommended 34. Was anyone else in your household a victim of a crime? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis35 Integer Recommended 35. Did you see drug dealing in your building or neighborhood? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis36 Integer Recommended 36. Did you(r partner) have a miscarriage? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis37 Integer Recommended 37. Did you(r partner) have an abortion? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis38 Integer Recommended 38. Did you ever use alcohol or drugs to get through a day? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis38b Integer Recommended 38b. Did your partner ever drink too much or use drugs? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis39 Integer Recommended 39. Did you become ill or did you have a flare up of a chronic illness? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis40 Integer Recommended 40. Did your child(ren) become ill or did your child(ren) have a flare up of a chronic illness? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis41 Integer Recommended 41. Did you get admitted to the hospital? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis42 Integer Recommended 42. Did your child(ren) get admitted to the hospital? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis43 Integer Recommended 43. Did another family member become ill? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis44 Integer Recommended 44. Did a friend become ill? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis45 Integer Recommended 45. Did a relative or friend move into your home? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis46 Integer Recommended 46. Did a relative or friend move out of your home? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis47 Integer Recommended 47. Did you move? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis48 Integer Recommended 48. Did rats, mice or insects bother you in your home? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis49 Integer Recommended 49. Did you have trouble with your landlord? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis50 Integer Recommended 50. Did you have trouble with your neighbors? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis51 Integer Recommended 51. Did you have trouble with social service agencies? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis52 Integer Recommended 52. Did you have trouble with medical or health professionals? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis53 Integer Recommended 53. Did someone treat you unfairly because of your age? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis54 Integer Recommended 54. Did someone treat you unfairly because of your sex? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis55 Integer Recommended 55. Did someone treat you unfairly because of your race? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis56 Integer Recommended 56. Did someone treat you unfairly because you didnt have a lot of money? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis56b Integer Recommended 56b. Did someone treat you unfairly because of the way you speak? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis57 Integer Recommended 57. Did you work in the last six months? IF NO, SKIP TO QUESTION 61 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis58 Integer Recommended 58. Did you begin a new job or get promoted? 0::2 0=No;1=yes; 2 = Yes, and the event still affects me
Query crysis59 Integer Recommended 59. Did you get laid off? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query moos_17a Integer Recommended 17. You Experienced Trouble with superiors at work 0::2 0 = No; 1 = Yes; 2 = Yes, and the event still affects me crysis60
Query crysis61 Integer Recommended 61. Did you look for a job? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis62 Integer Recommended Did you(r partner) get pregnant? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis63 Integer Recommended Did you(r partner) have a baby? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis64 Integer Recommended Did your child(ren) get into trouble? 0;1 0=No;1=yes
Query crysis_domain1 Integer Recommended CRISYS Financial Number Reported
Query crysis_domain2 Integer Recommended CRISYS Legal Number Reported
Query crysis_domain3 Integer Recommended CRISYS Career Number Reported
Query crysis_domain4 Integer Recommended CRISYS Relationships Number Reported
Query crysis_domain5 Integer Recommended CRISYS Safety in the home Number Reported
Query crysis_domain6 Integer Recommended CRISYS Medical issues pertaining to self Number Reported
Query crysis_domain7 Integer Recommended CRISYS Medical issues pertaining to others Number Reported
Query crysis_domain8 Integer Recommended CRISYS Home issues Number Reported
Query crysis_domain9 Integer Recommended CRISYS Authority Number Reported
Query crysis_domain10 Integer Recommended CRISYS Prejudice Number Reported
version_form String 121 Recommended Form used/assessment name
comments_misc String 4,000 Recommended Miscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data
Query crisys_total Integer Recommended Crisys Events Reported total
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:

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