The rise of big data and big science have provided universities with an opportunity to work together on ways to technologically manage worldwide research projects, Government Technology reports.

Misfolding proteins that cause Alzheimer's disease and the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy are just a few of the projects that generate massive amounts of data. To unlock the answers that the data holds, researchers will have to work together across different disciplines and countries.

"In this era of big data and big science, universities must serve as a crossroads for collaboration more than they ever have," said Shirley Ann Jackson, president...

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