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Resources for Researchers

Useful information for dietary supplement researchers including databases of funded and published research on dietary supplements, training and career development resources, food composition data, and product quality resources.

Analytical Methods and Reference Materials

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

Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

ODS’s course for faculty and students, providing a thorough overview of the issues, concepts, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients.

Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database

Database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.

Vitamin D Initiative

ODS-led efforts pertaining to vitamin D, including the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) and resources for researchers.

Iodine Initiative

ODS-led series of roundtables to address the concern that many pregnant women were not using supplements containing iodine and were at risk of inadequate intake.

Iron Initiative

ODS effort to prioritize relevant research gaps in iron screening and supplementation among pregnant women and young children.

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)external link disclaimer

Web link to an ODS co-developed database providing estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products.

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

A database of label information from dietary supplement products sold in the United States.

Population Studies Program

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

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

These ODS co-funded dietary supplement research centers focused on botanicals offer opportunities for collaboration.

Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Interventions for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (NDSI-IEM)

A collaborative program to explore the research evidence supporting the use of nutrition and dietary supplement interventions for inborn errors of metabolism and the infrastructure needed to carry out new research.

ODS Research Scholars Program

A 1-year competitive scholarship opportunity for intramural investigators to study the role of dietary supplements in health promotion and disease prevention.

NIH Guide ListServexternal link disclaimer

Join the NIH Guide listserv to receive a weekly e-mail with announcements pertaining to NIH research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Product Integrity Resources

Valuable resources for investigators, authors, and editors working in the area of natural products research.


ODS and NIH-funded grants, contracts, and other funding opportunities

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset

Automatically limits citation search results to dietary supplement related literature in NLM's PubMed database.

USDA Food Composition Databaseexternal link disclaimer

Web link to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Provides detailed information on the nutrient content of foods consumed in the U.S.