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Research Project: USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredients Program

Location: Nutrient Data Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-52000-065-05-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 24, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2017

Objective:
The Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) will provide scientific and technical expertise for acquisition, evaluation, and compilation of composition data for dietary supplements. NDL will develop and implement appropriate sampling strategies, define and direct the analytical program, and evaluate quality of data received. Resulting data will be disseminated at regular intervals through electronic media. NDL will provide supervision of scientists, administrative support, space, and additional personnel to carry out this program.

Approach:
NDL will continue to expand the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) by evaluating the content of vitamins, minerals and other ingredients in prescription prenatal multivitamins, bioactive compounds, and botanicals and laboratory testing of product form quality. Data will be obtained through USDA-directed contracts with commercial laboratories and collaborations and agreements with universities and other government labs. Commercial laboratories, will be selected in a competitive process according to their use of valid methods and quality control procedures for individual components. Research results will continue to be disseminated in meetings with stakeholders, national scientific meetings, journal publications and the DSID website (//dsid.usda.nih.gov).