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. TS projects garner more funding, and yield greater publication productivity, and higher impact publications.
CREDITS forges collaborative relationships and partnerships among the campuses of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. e core activities are: 1) an annual CREDITS Team Science Retreat for faculty and administrative leaders; and 2) research and evaluation that will increase our knowledge about TS and diversity, and inform CREDITS programming.