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The NP-MRD Project (Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AT-19-002) is funded by The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research. The NIH comprises of 27 separate institutes and centers of different biomedical disciplines and is responsible for many scientific accomplishments. The budget was $US 37 billion in 2018.

NCCIH is one of the institutes of NIH within the Department of Health and Human Services of the federal government of the United States. It is a United States government agency which explores complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCIH funds research into complementary and alternative medicine, including support for clinical trials of CAM techniques.

NIH-ODS is housed within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) of NIH. The mission of NIH-ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population. NIH-ODS initiated the Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program in 1999. The CARBON Program includes Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC), two Centers focused on enhancing methods and resources for research on the health effects of complex natural products, and pilot projects collaborating with the Centers.