NIH Recruiting for Study on AOAC Analytical Methods

June 3, 2011

It will be awarding a contract for a company to conduct a series of laboratory tests on AOAC International analysis methods.

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will be awarding a contract for a company to conduct a series of laboratory tests on AOAC International analysis methods.

“The main objective of the contract will be to provide the ODS, NIH, and its stakeholders with accurate, reliable, practical, validated, and published chemical analysis methods for selected dietary supplements as directed by the ODS and informed by the AOAC process,” ODS states.

A request for proposal will be available on June 8. ODS says that the number and types of validation studies performed will “depend on available resources, public health priorities, and the AOAC committee’s recommended priorities.”

ODS notes that the creation of official methods of analysis are necessary for dietary supplement study and legal and regulatory purposes, as well as to create a consensus of standards to be used in international trade.

Nutritional Outlook thanks Harry Rice for the tip.