• September 12-14, 2021, at the Santa Fe Institute

    2021 CREDITS Community of Practice for Research Development Professionals

    Strengthening Capacity for Diverse Scientific Teams

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  • Improve Your Research Leadership Capacity

    "...gender-heterogeneous problem-solving team generally produced journal articles perceived to be higher quality by peers than a team comprised of highly-performing individuals of the same gender" (Campbell et al. 2014. Gender-Heterogeneous Working Groups Produce Higher Quality Science. PLoS ONE 8(10): e79147. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079147).

  • CREDITS Alumna nominated for Biden Administration Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy

    Dr. Berhe is a Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry; the Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology; and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education at the University of California, Merced. Her research is at the intersection of soil science, global change science, and political ecology with an emphasis on how the soil system regulates the earth’s climate and the dynamic two-way relationship between the natural environment and human communities.


Collaborative, interdisciplinary team science-based research has become increasingly central in scientific discovery. Team science garners more funding, and more impactful research and publications. Having a strong network of collaborators and mentors is critical to a productive and successful academic career.

The Center for Research, Excellence, and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS) hosts Retreats and Institutes to promote team science competencies and leadership capacity of faculty, researchers, post-doctoral scholars, and research administrators.

CREDITS Retreats and Institutes feature interactive and engaging presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, and one-on-one consultation on team science dynamics and leadership, research design, and proposal writing.

  • The 2021 CREDITS Community of Practice for RD Professionals will be September 12-14, at the Santa Fe Institute
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, June 4, 2021


“I learned tangible skills to help me do Team Science – specifically around communicating expectations and management styles with senior team members, as well as strategies for thinking about how to ensure that my team science work results in favorable reviews and promotions for myself. But, perhaps more importantly, I gained a network across UC that I plan to use for mentoring and collaborations.”

“This helps me understand my team needs from my labs to my colleagues.”

“I gained new insights into leadership, support for being a woman in science, and empowerment to come back to my home institution and lead!”

“I’ve been implementing what I’ve learned ever since and the productive results are already clear and will certainly increase in future.”