What is Otlet?
Haphazard opportunities to collaborate leave research teams with thousands of unused biological research samples, either waiting in storage, or discarded every year; wasting money, time and opportunities for world-class research.
Otlet provides an online database where scientists can submit a record of their sharable research samples, search ones available from other teams, and request them from colleagues around the world.
How it works
Upload a record of your unused, sharable research samples onto the database
Search available research samples from scientists around the world
Select samples from the database and request them directly from the contributor
Focus your time and money on what really matters
Sign up to Otlet and gain access to a database of research samples.
Do you work with sharks, rays or chimaeras?
You can access Shark Share Global, a pilot database project already bringing the Otlet sample sharing platform to chondrichthyan research teams around the world.