OTS seeks to drive scientific discovery by supporting researchers at our research stations and other sites around our host countries.
Five decades of highly productive tropical researchers at OTS sites have generated over 5,000 publications. We foster an international research community of established and emerging tropical scientists. OTS provides unique conditions at our field stations to help scientists and students get the most out of their research experience. OTS stations provide the ideal conditions to allow scientists to focus on their research. We offer assistance with permits, laboratory space, and other logistical details.
Knowledge accumulated by hundreds of scientists at our sites allows new researchers to formulate complex research that requires an existing knowledge base of natural history and historical data. The stations also provide a unique environment to engage with other scientists and become part of a knowledge-generating community.
OTS stations are located either in national parks or on properties owned by OTS, thus ensuring the safety of research sites. OTS stations are also the ideal home base to delve into surrounding landscapes to address large-scale questions.
Plan Research at OTS
OTS facilitates the process of getting your research into the field efficiently. The steps to take vary by country.More Info
If you already have ongoing research at OTS, access the Research Database to update information, change dates, add new information, or make reservations.More Info
OTS collects biotic and abiotic information about the research stations in Costa Rica. Access this information here.More Info
You can register your research project, request a research permit (required in Costa Rica), and make reservations through the Research Database portal.More Info
Graduate Research Fellowships
OTS offers graduate research fellowships for work primarily in its Costa Rica field stations.More Info