The Center for Research, Excellence and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS) is an integrated research and training program to increase and enhance Team Science (TS) and collective intelligence capacity, effectiveness, and excellence in California. Diversity on teams is known to have positive effects on creativity, innovation, and productivity. Apart from its contribution to scientific breakthroughs and grand challenge problems, TS has beneficial impacts on individual research careers. Diverse TS projects garner more funding, and yield greater publication productivity, and higher impact publications.

CREDITS forges collaborative relationships and partnerships among campuses, particularly Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), in the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. The core activities are: 1) TS Training Retreats and Institutes for a variety of faculty and administrative audiences; and 2) Research and Evaluation that will increase our knowledge about TS and diversity and inform CREDITS programming.

Principal Investigator Team

University of California Santa Barbara:
Barbara Louise Endemaño Walker, Director of Research Development & Special Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives

San Diego State University:
Rebecca Lewison, Professor, Biology
John Crockett, Director of Research Project Development

University of California Merced:
Valerie Leppert, Professor, Engineering

California State University Channel Islands:
Amanda Quintero, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success & Community Engagement

University of California Office of the President:
Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Santa Fe Institute:
Susan Carter, Research Development Director

Advisory Committee

Kimberly Budil, Vice President, University of California National Laboratories

Alicia Knoedler, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma

Kyle Lewis, Professor of Technology Management, UC Santa Barbara

Sue Rosser, Special Advisor for Research Development and External Partnerships, CSU Office of the Chancellor

External Evaluator

Mariko Chang, Mariko Chang, LLC

This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant # 1464064).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.