Programs and Activities

Participants at the 2019 Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Grants & Funding

ODS provides funding support to the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) through the ODS Co-funding Program.

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.

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.

Population Studies

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

Resilience & Health Studies

A program that focuses on discovering resliience factors and the impact on nutrient status and overal health. Includes the Trans-NIH Resilience Working Group.

Analytical Methods and Reference Materials

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

Iodine Initiative

A program developed to support research and methodology development for understanding and improving iodine status in individuals at risk for deficiency.

Evidence-Based Reviews

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