Organization for Tropical Studies
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The Organization for Tropical Studies NeoTropical Data Center (OTS-NTDC) is a U.S. based non-profit consortium located at Duke University, and composed of over 60 academic and research institutions from the United States, Costa Rica, South Africa, Mexico, Peru and Australia. OTS-NDC is designed to safeguard and promote sharing and reuse of scientific data from neotropical ecosystems of Costa Rica. OTS-NDC manages ecological data generated at research stations located in La Selva, Las Cruces, and Palo Verde, Costa Rica by both OTS-NDC and independent researchers. OTS-NDC was originally funded by the U.S. NSF (FSML program), but is now operated autonomously by OTS-NDC.