CCREC developed two regional, coalitional Signature Projects. Signature Projects aimed to embody best practices and become long-term laboratories for testing the efficacy of equity-oriented collaborative community-based research.

CCREC held annual system-wide research funding competitions, and nearly twenty seed and development grants were awarded. CCREC also supported UC faculty members and graduate students with travel grants to present their collaborative research at refereed scholarly conferences.

CCREC hosted two research conferences that produced reports: one on using digital media in collaborative justice-driven research and the other on the ethics of research.