Sriram Gopal Tirumala
Collaboration, information management, and version control are critical elements of effective university research, whether for doctoral dissertations or key scholarly studies. While universities frequently commit large investments to laboratory equipment, they often sacrifice efficiency at the most critical juncture of a research initiative: the processing, sharing, and organization of data. This deficiency is often a result of either the absence of effective collaboration software or processes that do not fully leverage assets already implemented.
SharePoint and SharePoint Online versions provide an excellent platform for facilitating quality research in colleges and universities. Research students who are conducting dissertation research or writing up the results of dissertation research can use SharePoint effectively for organization and collaboration.