Chapter 2. Getting Started

The most common elements in the Data Archive are Studies, Questionnaires, Questions, Datasets, and Variables. There are also other elements in the archive, but they usually relate to one of these 5 basic elements. The following diagram shows the basic relationship between these elements.

The Data Archive interface makes it easy to browse the metadata by navigating from an element to related elements. For example, while looking at a Question, it is simple to navigate to the related Questionnaires, or the related Variables.

To begin browsing the metadata, select the Browse Studies link on the home page. To navigate directly to a specific element, use the Search to find that specific element. More information about the Data Archive Home Page is available in this manual.