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About ODS

25 years Strengthening Knowledge and Understanding of Dietary Supplements

NIH Seeks Candidates for ODS Director Position

The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) was created by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 and established in 1995. ODS is located in the NIH Office of the Director (OD) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). Currently, NIH is seeking candidates for the ODS Director position. Application reviews start April 20, 2020 and will be accepted until position is filled. For more information:

Message from the Acting Director

Dr. Joseph M. Betz provides an overview of ODS.

ODS 25th Anniversary

ODS is marking 25 years of contributions to the science of dietary supplements with seminars, presentations, and a scientific symposium.

Mission, Origin, and Mandate

Details about the origin of ODS, our mission and mandate.

Strategic Plan and Annual Report

Read the ODS Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 and Annual Report.


Current and historical ODS funding appropriations by fiscal year.

ODS Timeline

Learn about 25 years of ODS history.

Staff Bios, Publications, and Presentations

Brief biographies of ODS staff members and their publications and presentations.

Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements

The group consists of individuals from federal agencies that share information and discuss issues, initiatives, and research related to dietary supplements.

ODS Email List

A convenient way to receive news from ODS via e-mail. Join the ODS email list to receive our electronic newsletter and other news from ODS.