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Autism Phenotypic Concepts

The autism-related phenotypic concepts in this tab are designed to make querying autism data more convenient. These concepts work to simplify your query and streamline the specific concepts you are searching for. You can select multiple concepts, which will apply ‘OR’ logic to the subsequent results. NDA adopted the published ASD phenotype ontology defined in Modeling the Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype (McCray et al) as an initial implementation of ontological concepts. For changes or additions to the current model, contact us at NDAHelp@mail.nih.gov.

All selections in Autism Phenopypic Concepts tab will run an 'OR' condition in the NDA database.  Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • By clicking ‘Expand All’ in the top right of the module, you can see more detailed choices that are resultant of that selection.

  • If you are unsure of the correct option for your query, you can select the small (i) symbol next to each selection and it will display the concept and rules that apply in greater detail. If you are still not sure, you can always contact the NDA Help Desk at NDAHelp@mail.nih.gov.

  • NDA accepts suggestions for additions to current query definitions. For this and any other questions regarding the Autism Phenotypic Concepts, please reach out to the NDA Help Desk at NDAHelp@mail.nih.gov.

Glossary

  • NDA has predefined ontological concepts that can be used to query all NDA and federated data. One selects a Concept and applies the filter to see the number of subjects available. Those that have access (NDA Credentials) may then download any datasets. The NDA has adopted the published Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) phenotype ontology, defined in "Modeling the Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype" as an initial implementation of ontological concepts.

  • The NDA supports pre-built queries to dynamically access data based upon a number of phenotypes.  Having implemented the autism phenotypic concepts defined in Modeling the Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype (McCray et al), phenotypic concepts can be extended as needed through definitions by the scientific research community.  However, at present, only a small subset of data (approximately 3% of the variables in the NDA) are queriable in this way. 

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Workspace and Filter Cart

The NDA Query Tool provides a powerful interface to identify and access data. It enables users to select one or many types of queries, typically following a keyword search. Then, users add these selections to their Workspace. When doing so within a query, multiple selections will run an ‘OR’ condition. For example, if you add NDA 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.

However, if a filter of a different type is added to your Workspace, or the same type after having applied an existing filter, 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 (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 against the data, but to gain access, you will need to create an NDA user account and apply.  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 access individual-level data. 
  • Once you have your data of interest you can:
    • Create 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 associated directly to a publication. 
    • Find All Subject Data - Depending upon the type of query, not all the data associated with a subject will be returned.  The data may be restricted by data structure, NDA Collection, or outcome variables (e.g., NDA Study). ‘Find All Data’ resolves this by essentially running the Query by GUID for the subjects within your Filter Cart to find all data associated.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Workspace is the intermediate place for manipulating or editing the data you wish to access before you move the data to your Filter Cart. In this Workspace users can control and edit the queries and filters for the data they wish to access and package. Once queries have been added to the Workspace and verified, the next step is to submit them to the Filter Cart. 

  • 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.

  • Selections that have been added from different tabs are shown in the Workspace by the filter name they were created under. For example, when users add data to the Workspace from the ‘Data Dictionary’ tab, queries show up under a heading Filter: Data Dictionary. When users add to the Workspace from ‘Data from Labs’, queries display as Filter: Data from Labs. This allows you to review all the queries by differentiated tabs prior to putting the data from your Workspace into your Filter Cart.

  • 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 one or more query tools add data to the Filter Cart for download, data can be viewed and edited in the cart panel located in the upper righthand corner of the page. Clicking ‘Package/Assign to Study’ takes you to a landing page. On the landing page, data returned by the query is viewable. The panel to the left displays the source NDA Collections of all the data, and the panel to the right displays a list of all the Data Structures included. Users can check or uncheck NDA Collections and Data Structures to remove or include in each newly created package. Individual subjects must be in both a checked NDA Collection and a checked Data Structure to be included.

  • Only pertinent data to the type of filter added is seen in the Filter Cart. For example, if a data structure is selected and added to the Workspace and then the Filter Cart, only those data within that specific structure are seen. To see all data for a set of subjects across structures, NDA Collections, or other containers, use the ‘Query by GUID’ option for the subjects of interest, or select ‘Find All Subjects’ from within the Filter Cart. After adding another type of filter, all subjects currently in the cart are captured and return all data associated with them. NOTE: ‘Query by GUID’ and ‘Find all Subject Data’ require that you are authenticated and have access to at least one of the NDA data repositories or NDA Collections.

Glossary

  • Once queries are added to the Workspace and verified, the next step is to submit them to the Filter Cart.

  • The Clear Selections button allows you to remove selections that you made prior to adding them to your Workspace. It does not clear your Workspace, Filter Cart, or search results. 

  • The Filter Cart is a temporary holder of data identified by the user, through querying or browsing, as being of some potential interest. It is located in the top right corner of your screen. The Filter Cart is where you send the data from your Workspace after it has been filtered. 

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Data from Labs

The Data from Labs tab contains all the NDA Collections that harbor data collected on any given project. Data from Labs lists all shared and accessible NDA Collections, each representing one research project, lab, or grant that contributed data.

All selections in the Data from Labs tab will run an 'OR' condition in the NDA database. Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An NDA Collection is a virtual container of data that is stored in the NIMH Data Archive (NDA). NDA Collections are the primary method of organizing data in NDA and are created and organized based on funding source/grant, project, and laboratory. They provide useful tools to manage submission projects and allow investigators to define a wide array of other elements that provide context for their data, including all general information regarding the data and source project, experimental parameters used to collect any event-based data, methods, and other supporting documentation.

    NDA Collections also allow investigators to link underlying data to an NDA Study, defining populations and subpopulations specific to the aims of the research project. NDA Collections are grouped in one or more research clusters, or data repositories, for granting data access.

  • Data from Labs is a list of NDA Collections. The Data from Labs tool serves as a helpful data browser enabling the ability to filter and add multiple items simultaneously. Each NDA Collection typically represents one project or grant. By restricting the NDA Collections displayed in the search boxes, such as: Submission Status, Funding Source, and Data Source, you can browse the subset of interest. Each NDA Collection has a chart that displays a snapshot of included shared subjects’ data. Subject demographic information such as sex and age are displayed as well as a breakdown of the Imaging (such as Neurosignal Recordings), Omics, and Clinical Data that have been shared for a given NDA Collection.

  • The Text Search function allows easy search and filter capabilities by typing text into the Text Search box. To return desired search results, type the word(s) that describes a Title, Description, Investigator, Organization, etc., and hit the enter key to immediately see results below. To search by a specific NDA Collection number, type the search into the Text Search box with the following format: id:xxxx where xxxx is the NDA Collection number, e.g., id:2026. From there, you can select the relevant boxes next to the desired results and click ‘Add to Workspace’.

  • Filtering data is a useful way to display only the results you want to extract from a large dataset. By selecting one or more NDA Collections and adding them to your Filter Cart, you can access the data more precisely and prepare for download. In the Data from Labs tab, conditions are set in the search boxes, using the drop-down menus to narrow down the results.

Glossary

  • An NDA Collection is a virtual container for data and other information related to a project/grant. It provides important information about the project, funding amounts, reported enrollment , data sharing schedule, and results.

  • Submitting Data: refers to the specific NDA Collection that is still in the process of actively submitting data to NDA.

    Submissions Completed: refers to each NDA Collection that has completed all expectations of data submission, of both raw and analyzed data.

  • Funding Source is a company, agency, foundation or institute, that provides money for the purpose of conducting research. Most research data shared within NDA is federally funded. NIH funding includes intramural, extramural and contracts. Also, NDA accepts data from privately funded organizations, such as the Stanley Medical Foundation and other federal agencies, like Department of Defense.

  • Data Source defines the affiliation of the data. It represents the data repository (sometimes referred to as a permission group) and the affiliation with a selected consortia.

  • NDA Collections are virtual containers for data located on the NDA website and are the primary method of organizing data in NDA. They are created by NDA and organized on the basis of source grant, project, and laboratory. NDA Collections provide tools useful in managing submission projects and allow investigators to define a wide array of other elements that provide context for their data, including all general information regarding the data and source project, experimental parameters used to collect any event-based data contained in the Collection, methods, and other supporting documentation.

  • Data on this page can be sorted by NDA Collection Creation Date, Collection ID (Identification Number), or Submission Status in either Ascending or Descending rank.

  • The research institution affiliated with the grant or principal investigator of the project.

  • The individual(s) designated by the applicant organization that has the responsibility and proper level of authority to direct the project or program supported by the award. The applicant organization may designate multiple individuals as program directors/principal investigators (PD/PIs) who share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the project, intellectually and logistically.

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Experiments - Biosamples

Biosamples are biological source materials used in omics experiments. This Query tab allows user to use predefined filters to select banked or samples with generated data organized either by sample type or by biorepository name.

All selections in the Biosamples tab will run an 'OR' condition in the NDA database.  Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Banked Data: The data type option collected by a research project that provided information about the sample ID type and biorepository.

    Generated Data: The data type option that provides query access to Omics data associated with collected samples.

  • First decide if you want to query datasets for Biosamples using Banked or Generated data, located in the tab ‘Data Type’. Once the distinction is selected, continue by choosing ‘Sample Type’ in the boxes below or ‘Biorepository’ selections.

  • Biosamples have predefined filters for shared subjects with the ability to filter and add multiple items simultaneously with ‘OR’ logic for Biosamples, by Sample Type and Biorepository.

Glossary

  • Sample type provides information about the type of biological sample, such as serum, whole blood, etc.

  • A biorepository is a biological materials repository that collects, processes, stores, and distributes biospecimens to support future scientific investigation.

  • A biobank is a repository that stores and manages biological samples known as biospecimens for use in research.

  • Predefined filter queries help to select "ready to package" data in one click. These queries are organized by combining several filters in a single procedure. Filters are based on sample type and the name of the biorepository.

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Query by GUID

The Global Unique Identifier (GUID) is a universal subject identification (ID) allowing researchers to share specific data about a study participant without exposing personally identifiable information (PII) and to match participants across labs and research data repositories.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Global Unique Identifier (GUID) is a universal subject identification (ID) allowing researchers to share specific data about a study participant without exposing personally identifiable information (PII) and to match participants across labs and research data repositories.
     

  • Query by GUID is useful if you are interested in obtaining all of the available data on one or more specific subjectkey (GUID), representing a deidentified individual. To obtain all data associated with a list of GUIDs, add multiple GUIDs to the tool by using the copy-paste feature or uploading them as .csv file and selecting ‘Apply Filters’. GUIDs must be entered one per line, with no other delimiting characters.

  • Query by GUID requires that users authenticate and have access to at least one of the NDA data repositories or NDA Collections. If you have trouble or have additional questions about the 'Query by GUID' feature, please contact the NDA Help Desk at NDAHelp@mail.nih.gov.

Glossary

  • A universal subject ID allowing researchers to share data specific to a study participant without exposing personally identifiable information (PII) and match participants across labs and research data repositories. GUIDs are required for all submitted data and are created using the GUID Tool which can be requested through an NDA account. GUIDs are based on basic information typically found on a birth certificate (first name, last name, date of birth, sex at birth and town/municipality of birth) and can be generated either individually or through a batch process using the template available in the GUID Tool.

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Experiments - Browse

Experiments can be searched and selected to add to your Workspace/Filter Cart. Searching the Title of the experiment or experiment id are effective ways to query experiments.

All selections in the Browse tab will run an OR condition in the NDA database.  Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An NDA Experiment is the output, as defined by researchers who originally collected the data, which provides useful metadata specific to complex experiment definitions for Omics and Neurosignal Recordings (e.g., EEG, fMRI, Eye Tracking) data. Experiment metadata include the Equipment/Scanner, Software, Environment/Stimuli and additional necessary information which will allow secondary users to reproduce the same experimental conditions.

    Experiments can be searched, selected, and added to the Workspace/Filter Cart. Searching the Title of the experiment or experiment id are effective ways to query experiments.

Glossary

  • There are several types of Experiments to choose from in the Experiments tab:

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) Experiment: An EEG os a test that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain. During the procedure, electrodes consisting of small metal discs with thin wires are pasted onto your scalp. The electrodes detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of your brain cells.

    Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Experiment: measures brain activity by detecting changes associated with blood flow. This technique relies on the fact that cerebral blood flow and neuronal activation are coupled. When an area of the brain is in use, blood flow to that region also increases. Specialized brain scan and body scan used to map neural activity in the brain or spinal cord of humans or other animals. At the NDA, only for humans. fMRI maps neural activity by imaging the change in blood flow.

      • Resting State: A resting state fMRI is also known as a taskless fMRI. This type of MRI measures the human subjects baseline blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) variance. This is useful to show there is a functionally connected neuronal network of apparent 'Brain States".
      • Event Based: Event Based fMRI is a technique in magnetic resonance imaging that can be used to detect changes in the BOLD (Blood Oxygen Level Dependent) hemodynamic response to neural activity in response to certain events. This type of MRI attempts to model the change in fMRI signal in response to neural events associated with behavioral trials. and will be useful to address a number of cognitive psychology questions.

    Eye Tracking Experiment: Eye tracking as the name suggests involves tracking of eye-movements. It is a non-invasive, sensitive tool that quantifies and measures eye-movements to describe an individuals' cognitive state. An eye-movement between two fixation points is called a saccade, which is one of the fastest motor movements in our body. By observing the profiles of these eye movements, scientists can better understand neural deficits in patients with cognitive impairments.

    Omics Experiment: Omics are a type of experiment that contain datasets with genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. You can query and perform selections based on experimental molecule, platform and technology type.

  • Provides information about vendor and make/model of experimental device, such MRI scanner, sequencer, etc.

  • Provides information about the vendor and the make/model of the software used to produce experimental data files.

  • Provides information about electrode schema used during EEG and EGG experiments.

  • Provides information about vendor and make/model of EEG amplifier.

  • Provides information about vendor and make/model of omics experimental platform.

  • Experimental Molecule provides information about the biological source of an omics experiment.

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Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary is a compilation of all the data structures currently defined in NDA. Each structure represents a standardized definition of a measure or instrument used by researchers to collect and submit data. To view the detailed definition of an individual structure, click on the structure’s title.  Select one or more structures on this page and add them to the Filter Cart as one filter. Like in all NDA query tools, the contents of one filter are queried on an ‘OR’ basis. Multiple filters return filtered results on an ‘AND’ basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Data Dictionary is a compilation of all the data structures currently defined in NDA. Each structure represents a standardized definition of a measure or instrument used by researchers to collect and submit data. To view the detailed definition of an individual structure, click on the structure’s title.  Select one or more structures on this page and add them to the Filter Cart as one filter. Like in all NDA query tools, the contents of one filter are queried on an ‘OR’ basis. Multiple filters return filtered results on an ‘AND’ basis.

  • A Data Structure is an electronic definition of a measure or assessment. Data Structures are organized by Structure Source, Data Type, and Category.

  • A Data Element is a unit of a Data Structure, which defines item level questions, scores, and necessary information about subject. There are five required Data Elements in each Data Structure, which are the: subjectkey, the src_subject_id, interview_date, interview_age, and sex.

  • Using the ‘Text Search’ function under ‘Browse Data Dictionary’ allows users to search through the Title, Structure, and Descriptions associated with Data Structures in the NDA Data Dictionary.

Glossary

  • Source in the Data Dictionary refers to the origin of the assessment. In this sense, Source should not be confused with "Data Source", as the data structure source is not an indicator of the location of the data.

  • The Category tab will describe the purpose of the assessment, information on data collection methodologies, and assessment source.  Categories are not concepts, but rather several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong. For Data Structures , one can query based on Category which represents different Data Structures that are mostly phenotypic traits or physiological traits. 

     

  • Data Types are structures that allow you to access required information and contain a data file element that allows you to specify the path of associated data files for upload.

    To query information on experimental parameters used to collect the data (e.g., event/task descriptions, acquisition hardware, post-processing, etc.) on a participant-record level, these data types also require you to define an Experiment.

    The NDA hosts a variety of data. The Data Type refers to where the dataset comes from. For example, a dataset can come from a clinical assessment, federated source, or neurosignaling and omics. Once you click on the Data Type you want, the categories become more refined as well as the Data Sources.

    Data Types include demographic data, clinical assessments, imaging data, omic data, and biosamples. The human subject research data is broadly consented for (mostly) and summary level data are available to the research community with the approval of an institutional official (unless it is open access). Shared data are those datasets that have been submitted and verified by NDA as valid. Additional data are held (embargoed) by NDA as some NDA Collection owners may not be ready for sharing as the grant is still active or they have not published a paper and created an NDA Study.

  • Structure Title provides summary information about an assessment and is defined by the author/publisher.

  • Structure Description provides a short explanation about a defined assessment, its version/edition, and the definition provider.

  • Shared Subjects refers to information provided based on data from shared datasets. The number of Submitted Subjects may be larger and that number will display in the Filter Cart and on the Landing Page.

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Filter Cart

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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Experiments - Methods

The Methods tab provides users the ability to use custom predefined filters to review and download data.

All selections in the Methods tab will run an 'OR' condition in the NDA database.  Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Omics are a type of experiment that contain datasets with genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. Queries are performed on selections based on the experimental molecule, platform and technology type.

  • The Neurosignaling Recordings section represents MRI, Eye Tracking, EEG, EGG, spectroscopy, X-RAY and PET data in predefined query formats. The data are organized by type of recording and then by the type of equipment used in experiment.

  • A predefined filter query enables users to select and define categories of data they want related to relevant subjects. These filters are displayed as checkable boxes to select items to query. This includes the ability to query by sub-sets of connections based on experimental conditions or other parameters. This way, data is narrowed down to include the concepts of most interest.

  • Yes, NDA provides a way to add predefined filters. If the data are present a predefined filter can be created. Contact the NDA Help Desk for more information on how to add queries for data that interests you.  

  • Yes, but please note that if more than one Method is selected, it will act as an ‘OR’ operator and return all results with those possible methods. 

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  • Predefined filter queries help to select "ready to package" data in one click. These queries are organized by combining several filters in single procedure. Filters are usually based on experimental parameters and/or data element values, such as scan_type for MRI or experimental platform in omics.

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Demographics

Demographics allow you to further define results in the Workspace or Filter Cart by sex and age (in months). Additionally, you can filter by race by clicking the boxes next to the racial demographic you're interested in. To use the Demographics tab, you must have selections added to the Workspace or Filter Cart. You need to make a selection in the other tabs to be able to add Demographics filter(s) to Filter Cart.

All demographics selections are combined into a single ‘demographics’ filter in the filter cart and are linked through 'AND' query logic. Only subjects who satisfy all demographic filter selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Parameters for age range can be set two separate ways and will update simultaneously by following the following steps:

    • Use buttons at each end of the age range bar to reduce or expand the range
    • Manually update the numbers
    • Pressing the ‘Reset’ button will clear all selections and will default the Age Range back to 0 and 1260 months.

Glossary

  • Sex of a subject refers to the classification of research subjects in two categories: male and female - the biological sex assigned at birth.

  • The participant's age value as listed in months.

  • Race is defined according to NIH standard:

    American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
     
    Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. 
     
    Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. 
     
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
     
    White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

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Data from Papers

The Data from Papers tab includes all shared NDA Studies. An NDA Study allows data to be shared specific to a finding, publication, or data release, even if the original dataset is still embargoed. By selecting one or more NDA Studies and adding them to the Filter Cart, users can download data or use it to create their own NDA Study.

All selections in the Data from Papers tab will run an 'OR' condition in the NDA database. Subjects with data in any of the selections will be included in the resulting cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Data from Papers is a list of NDA Studies. Each NDA Study represents a publication or result based on data contained in NDA and serves as a link between the publication/release and underlying data. Adding an NDA Study to your Filter Cart from the list, using the text search boxes to narrow down results, provides the number of primary and secondary measures, the number of subjects by cohort, and the results which can be viewed in each NDA Study. Every NDA Study displays a snapshot chart of the shared subjects’ data it includes. Subject demographic information, such as sex and age range, are displayed along with a breakdown of the Imaging (such as Neurosignal Recordings), Omics, and Clinical Data that were used for a given NDA Study.

  • An NDA Study is a container on the NDA website that defines specific subjects and measures relevant to a publication and links this data back to the publication/finding or data release. 

  • To add data/subjects to a cohort, first create a new NDA Study in your user account. Then, within that NDA Study, create an empty cohort. This is in the ‘Data from Papers’ section of the website. Fill in the text boxes ‘Type’, ‘Name’, ‘Sex’, and ‘Age From’ range.

    Add subjects by creating a query filter just as if you were downloading the data. Once the filter is applied, resulting subjects appear in the Filter Cart at the top righthand corner of the page. This takes you to a landing page where specific measures and NDA Collections are assigned to the NDA Study previously created by clicking ‘Assign to Study Cohort,’ and selecting the correct Study and Cohort.

  • The ‘Text Search’ function is useful if you generally know what you’re looking for in the Data from Papers tab but are unsure of the specifics. Type in a relevant word or name that you’re searching for and the tool will sort through Titles, Abstracts, Investigators, Publications and DOIs. If you want to search by a specific NDA Collection id, type it in the following format: id:xxx where xxx is the specific NDA Study you are interested in, e.g., id:500.

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  • A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a URN (Uniform Resource Name), a compact string that provides a unique, persistent, and actionable identifier for the digital object with which it is associated. DOIs are commonly assigned to scientific articles in their electronic form, but DOIs may also be used as identifiers for any object in any location, although this usage is not yet common outside the online world.

     

    Each NDA Study has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is a persistent link that should be used to reliably cite or reference the data supporting publication.

  • In the Data from Papers tab, Data Usage refers to All data contained in NDA, data from only Primary Analysis, or data from only Secondary Analysis.

    Primary Analysis is defined as the initial grantee or Collection who contributed the first data (submitted the raw and analyzed de-identified data) allowing NDA to link all information on research participants, giving other researchers the ability for use the data to advance science together through a secondary analysis.

    Secondary Analysis refers to a user or investigator that requests access to NDA to use data that already exists for further analysis.

  • Researchers are expected to associate the data deposited in NDA with their publications/findings – both positive and negative - using the NDA Study feature. An NDA Study shares the specific data it references, enabling other data to remain embargoed, allowing a project to release data for a specific aim when that aim is published or a finding is made.  An NDA Study is automatically issued a DOI and can be searched and accessed though the General Query or Data from Papers interface.

  • NDA offers various Study Types: Analysis, Clinical Trial, Finding, Release Study, and Release-Archived.

    • Analysis: is often associated with a computational pipeline.
    • Clinical Trial:  relates to diagnostic assessments, clinical measures, medical histories, demographic data, and questionnaires. 
    • Finding: a result associated with a publication.
    • Release Study: a static, curated data set.
    • Release-Archived: represents a snapshot release of a dynamic dataset that has been superseded by a more recent version. These data may only be appropriate for archival purposes, or to cite if this was the original dataset used in an analysis.
  • The individual(s) designated by the applicant organization that has the responsibility and proper level of authority to direct the project or program supported by the award. The applicant organization may designate multiple individuals as program directors/principal investigators (PD/PIs) who share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the project, intellectually and logistically.

  • PubMed ID (PMID) is the unique identifier number used in PubMed. PMIDs are assigned to each article record when it enters the PubMed system, so an in press publication will not have one unless it is issued as an electronic pre-pub. The PMID number is always found at the end of a PubMed citation.

  • The institution, business, or research center responsible for submitting Data.

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