Below, we have collected resources to help you maintain research and publication productivity during this challenging time.

Research Development and the Office of Research are working remotely, but we’re fully operational. Email is the best way to get in touch with members of our team, and all meetings will be conducted via Zoom. We will also be holding virtual office hours. Sign up for an appointment slot via Google calendar by clicking on the “Sign Up” link next to each person’s name to the right.

If you have suggestions or requests for additional resources or Research Development activities you think might be helpful please email

-The Research Development Team

On this page: COVID-19 ResourcesWriting and Peer Review GroupsWebinars and Articles Related to Research ProductivityResearch Productivity Tools

Here is how our researchers are using their interdisciplinary expertise to address the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Development Virtual Office Hours


Resources & Opportunities related to COVID-19 Research

Review upcoming deadlines for funding opportunities related to COVID-19 here.



Data and Data Science Resources


The Academic Data Science Alliance is working with partners to pull together data and data science resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a living list of resources and they welcome additions, suggestions, and collaborations. Please view the database at this link ( You will also be able to submit additions, corrections, comments, and suggestions.  This database is limited to research and data resources and does not include opinion pieces and teaching resources. Also, note that the resources listed are provided as-is. Use your professional judgement and best practices to vet these resources before you use them for research and scientific communications.

Webinars and Articles Related to Research Productivity

Managing Remote Teams: Insights from Organizational Research

Paul Leonardi, Professor, Technology Management Program, UC Santa Barbara
Your team is online: how do you overcome the challenges of supervising your students and working with collaborators to help them feel part of a team? In this webinar, we will explore practical tools, effective strategies and ideas from organizational research for successfully managing your remote teams.
April 6, 2020; 3PM - 4PM PST
Access the recording here.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

Information about NCFDD and how to activate your UCSB account.

The NCFDD has assembled other relevant recorded webinars, resources and practical advice to focus on:

  • physical and mental health and wellness
  • best practices to stay calm and maintain a sense of routine
  • creating a strategic plan

Team Science

Additional Resources and Articles


Research Productivity Tools


Qualtrics is a web-based data collection tool that can be used to conduct surveys, analyze responses, and other data research activities. UCSB has a campus-wide Qualtrics license that covers all UCSB faculty, staff, students, lecturers, and career researchers. 

To begin using Qualtrics, start here:

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

The University of California has been able to negotiate full access to all of the JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments. All content is accessible now, using your UCSBnetID. This can be particularly useful for lab instruction while remote.

Pivot provides a comprehensive database of funding opportunities worldwide and across all disciplines, as well as a flexible portfolio of tools to support research collaborations. Individual users can perform funding searches, create their own weekly email funding alert, save lists of funding opportunities, search for potential research colleagues on- or off-campus and match profiles to funding opportunities. Pivot is available to any UCSB faculty, staff, or students with an email address.

Resources for Junior Faculty