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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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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_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
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.
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender
receiving_eiIntegerRecommendedIs your child currently receiving EI services?0;10=No; 1=Yes
date_eiDateRecommendedAt what date did your child begin receiving EI services?
eligible_eiString255RecommendedOn what basis was your child determined to be eligible for Early Intervention?
reasons_eiString255RecommendedAre there any additional reasons that your child continues to be eligible for EI services? (For example, some children come in for prematurity and then at 2 years have a speech delay.)
service_physicalString5RecommendedPhysical TherapyYes; Noei_pt
ei_pt_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_pt_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_pt_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
txhx1occtx1IntegerRecommendedDid child participate in occupational therapy
0 = No; 1 = Yesei_ot
ei_ot_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_ot_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_ot_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
txhx1speechtx1IntegerRecommendedDid child participate in speech therapy
0 = No; 1 = Yesei_speech
ei_speech_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_speech_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_speech_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
gei_therIntegerRecommendedDid child participate in General Early Intervention servicesei_devp
ei_devp_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_devp_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_devp_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
pu_thpy_grpIntegerRecommendedGroup therapy0;10=No; 1=Yesei_group
ei_group_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_group_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_group_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
ei_swIntegerRecommendedEarly Intervention service: Social Work0;10=No; 1=Yes
ei_sw_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_sw_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_sw_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
otherther1IntegerRecommendedDid child participate in other therapy 10;10=No; 1=Yesei_other
ei_other_freqIntegerRecommendedFrequency:1::51=2x per week; 2= 1x per week; 3= 2x per month; 4=1x per month; 5=Other
ei_other_freq_otherString255RecommendedSpecify other frequency:
ei_other_providerString255RecommendedProvider name:
ei_autismIntegerRecommendedEarly Intervention service: Autism Services0;10=No; 1=Yes
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: eis01 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.