• February 11-12, 2020 at The Irvine Marriott

    2020 CREDITS Team Science Institute for Research Development Professionals

    Strengthening Capacity for Diverse Scientific Teams in California

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  • February 11-12, 2020 at The Irvine Marriott

    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).

  • February 11-12, 2020 at The Irvine Marriott

    Diversify Your Scientific Teams

    "greater homophily {among co-authors on scientific papers] is associated with publication in lower-impact journals and with fewer citations" (Freeman, R. B., & Huang, W. (2014). Collaborating with people like me: Ethnic co-authorship within the US (No. w19905). National Bureau of Economic Research.)


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 across the campuses of the University of California and Cal State University systems.

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 CREDITS Institute for research development professionals will be February 11-12, 2020 at the Irvine Marriott.
  • There is no charge for registration, materials, and food during the CREDITS Institute.
  • Attendees must cover the cost of transportation to and from the event, and hotel accommodations.
  • Registration for the CREDITS Institute is now closed.


“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.”