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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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EEG Subject



Basic information about a study subject related to an EEG/EGG experiment including demographics, pedigree, and diagnosis/phenotype

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age 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_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender
age_in_yearsFloatRecommendedAge in Years
height_metFloatRecommendedHeight - Metric Unit
weight_metFloatRecommendedWeight - Metric Unit
head_circumFloatRecommendedHead Circumference (in cm)-1 = Not known
tsmfemaleIntegerRecommendedTSM Female development stage1::5; 9; 9998; 99991 = Prepubertal. No breast tissue; 2 = Areolar enlargement with breast bud; 3 = Enlargement of breast and areola as single mound; 4 = Projection of areola above breast as double mound; 5 = Adult. Papilla projects out of areola that is part of breast contour; 9 = Missing value; 9998 =subject skipped; 9999=not applicable--subject is not female
tsmmaleIntegerRecommendedTSM Male development stage1::5; 9; 9998; 99991 = Prepubertal; 2 = Testes enlarge. Scrotum larger, reddened and coarser; 3 = Penis enlarges, initially in length. Continued growth of testes and scrotum; 4 = Penis grows in length and breadth. Continued growth of testes and scrotum; 5 = Testes, scrotum and penis adult size; -9 = Missing value; 9998 =subject skipped; 9999=not applicable--subject is not male
tsmbothIntegerRecommendedTSM Pubic hair development stage1::6; 9; 99981 = None; 2 = Few darker hairs along labia or at base of penis; 3 = Curly pigmented hairs across pubes; 4 = Small adult configuration; 5 = Adult configuration with spread onto inner thighs; 6 = Adult configuration with spread to linea alba; -9 = Missing value; 9998=subject skipped
tanneravgFloatRecommendedaverage of Tanner_PH and Tanner_BG
sleep_btString50RecommendedChild's bedtime
risetimeString25Recommendedself reported weekday rise time
tibminFloatRecommendedtime in bed in minutes calculated from Bedtime and Risetime
bt_fracFloatRecommendedself reported weekday bedtime converted to fraction of 24 hour day. (Note if after midnight the fraction is greater than 1)
rt_fracFloatRecommendedtime in bed as fraction of 24 hour day
epworthFloatRecommendedEpworth sleepiness score
cdi_totalFloatRecommendedchild depression inventory total score999 =NA/Missing
cdi_aFloatRecommendedcomponents of the CDI score
cdi_bIntegerRecommendedcomponents of the CDI score
cdi_cIntegerRecommendedcomponents of the CDI score
cdi_dIntegerRecommendedcomponents of the CDI score
cdi_eIntegerRecommendedcomponents of the CDI score
current_medicationString300Recommendedsubject's current medications
siteString101RecommendedSiteStudy Site
weekFloatRecommendedWeek in level/study99=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

Please email the The NDA Help Desk with any questions.

Distribution for DataStructure: eeg_subject01 and Element:
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Filters enable researchers to view the data shared in NDA before applying for access or for selecting specific data for download or NDA Study assignment. For those with access to NDA shared data, you may select specific values to be included by selecting an individual bar chart item or by selecting a range of values (e.g. interview_age) using the "Add Range" button. Note that not all elements have appropriately distinct values like comments and subjectkey and are not available for filtering. Additionally, item level detail is not always provided by the research community as indicated by the number of null values given.

Filters for multiple data elements within a structure are supported. Selections across multiple data structures will be supported in a future version of NDA.