Programs and Activities

Participants at the 2019 Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Grants & Funding

The majority of the ODS budget supports research on dietary supplements in collaboration with many NIH institutes and centers.

Health Information

ODS makes accurate and up-to-date scientific information about dietary supplements available to researchers, health care providers, and the public through fact sheets, brochures, and newsletters.

Population Studies

A program that evaluates dietary supplement use by the U.S. population and analyzes how supplements affect nutritional status.

NIH Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON)

ODS co-funded dietary supplement research centers focused on botanical safety, efficacy and biological action.

Trans-NIH Resilience Working Group

NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices with priorities related to, or funds dedicated to, resilience programs.

Analytical Methods and Reference Materials

A program to stimulate the development of validated analytical methods and reference materials for dietary supplement ingredients.

Evidence-Based Reviews

Systematic reviews of the scientific literature on the efficacy and safety of selected dietary supplements.