The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to present its strategic plan for 2017-2021, Strengthening Knowledge and Understanding of Dietary Supplements. This document presents a refreshed set of goals, strategies, and activities that ODS plans for the next 5 years. It also provides a review of ODS activities and accomplishments between 2010 and 2016, and includes examples of ODS collaborative projects and programs and summaries of its extramural investments. And, it was shaped by the thoughtful input, comments, and advice we have received from our stakeholder communities throughout the federal government, academia, the dietary supplement industry, consumer advocacy and education groups, and interested consumers.
Paul M. Coates, Ph.D., Director
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health