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Researchers’ Series: Seminars and Workshops

2019/2020 Program

The Researchers’ Series is the Library’s program for researchers. It covers topics that relate to efficient management of research process in 4 themes: Copyright, Authorship, Data and Impact.

Some sessions are qualified for Professional Development Course for RPgs. Check the PDC System for status.

Copyright Theme

Basic concept of intellectual property for teaching and research, academic integrity and author rights in publishing.

  Date / Time Speaker / Instructor
Academic Integrity & Intellectual Property
  • Sept 12, 2019; 12:00 – 13:30
  • Oct 29, 2019; 16:30 – 18:00
  • Nov, 5, 2019; 16:30 – 18:00
  • Nov 6, 2019; 16:30 – 18:00
  • Nov 29, 2019; 12:30 – 14:00
Victoria Caplan or Gabi Wong, Library
Copyright and Creative Commons for Educators
  • Oct 16, 2019 12:30 – 14:00
Prof. Alice Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Author Rights, Copyright, & Publishing TBC Victoria Caplan, Library


Authorship Theme

Academic writing, paper submission to journals, reference management tools.

  Date / Time Speaker / Instructor
Publisher Talk: IOP (priority to PHYS6000 students) TBC Dr. Lijuan Wang, IOP
Reference Management Tools TBC Gabi Wong, Library
Reference Management with RefWorks TBC Kevin Ho, Library


Data Theme

The discovery, use, management and safe-keeping of research data.

  Date / Time Speaker / Instructor
Data Discovery & Citation Workshop
  • Nov 25, 2019; 11:00 – 12:00
  • Nov 27, 2019; 12:00 – 13:00
Victoria Caplan, Library
Data Disaster Prevention
  • Nov 12, 2019; 15:00 – 16:00
  • Nov 13, 2019; 15:00 – 16:00
Jacky Leung, Library
Research Data Curation and FAIR Data Support Using Datavserse
  • Nov 14, 2019; 09:15 – 12:00
Danny Brooke / Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University
Research Data Curation Workshop
  • Nov 15, 2019; 09:30 – 11:30
  • Nov 15, 2019; 14:30 – 16:30
Danny Brooke / Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University
Data Management Plan TBC Gabi Wong, Library
Practicing Research Data Management
Spring term Gabi Wong, Library


Impact Theme

Tracking your citation counts, understanding metrics such as h-index and Journal Impact Factor, tools for researchers to manage identity for effective scholarly communications.

  Date / Time Speaker / Instructor
Citation Search and Author Metrics TBC Kevin Ho, Library
Evaluating Journals with JIF
TBC Gabi Wong, Library
Researcher Profile Management TBC Gabi Wong, Library


Academic Integrity & Intellectual Property

The session focuses on

  • Judging what is plagiarism & how to avoid it
  • Differences between plagiarism and copyright violation
  • Hong Kong Copyright Law, legitimate use and fair dealing
  • HKUST Intellectual Property Policies
Date Time Instructor  
Sept 12, 2019 12:00 – 13:30 Victoria Caplan Register
Oct 29, 2019 16:30 – 18:00 Gabi Wong Register
Nov, 5, 2019 16:30 – 18:00 Gabi Wong Register
Nov 6, 2019 16:30 – 18:00 Gabi Wong Register
Nov 29, 2019 12:30 – 14:00 Victoria Caplan Register


Copyright and Creative Commons for Educators

This seminar will cover:

  • Basic concepts of copyright in Hong Kong (e.g. ownership, acts restricted by copyright)
  • Permitted acts relevant to teaching and research
  • Copyright licensing bodies in Hong Kong
  • Introduction to Creative Commons
Date Time Guest Speaker  
Oct 16, 2019 12:30 – 14:00 Prof. Alice Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong Register


Author Rights, Copyright, & Publishing

Publishing articles is one of the most common ways for researchers to share their results. But it can be complicated by copyright transfer agreements, funding agency requirements, etc. In this workshop we will address questions like:

  • What rights can I keep when I publish?
  • How can I use my own work after I publish?
  • What’s Open Access and does licensing relate to peer review?
  • What’s an APC (article processing charge) and is it normal?

How To Get Your Work Published

Workshop outline:

  • Logical manuscript structure
  • efficient publication strategy
  • successful journal submission


Data Disaster Prevention

Careful management of your research data can prevent disasters. In this workshop, you will:

  • Look at data disasters scenarios & work out causes and solutions.
  • Learn and share tips on data disaster prevention
Date Time Instructor  
Nov 12, 2019 15:00 – 16:00 Jacky Leung Register
Nov 13, 2019 15:00 – 16:00 Jacky Leung Register


Data Discovery & Citation Workshop

Sharing and using research data is common across all disciplines. In this Library workshop you will learn:

  • Tips and methods for searching & finding data sets in your research area.
  • How to follow “terms of use” for data sets
  • Basics of citing data.
Date Time Instructor  
Nov 25, 2019 11:00 – 12:00 Victoria Caplan Register
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 – 13:00 Victoria Caplan Register


Research Data Curation and FAIR Data Support Using Dataverse

The Dataverse Project is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore and analyze research data, and is developed at Harvard University. Dataverse software strives to support FAIR data sharing standards and automates much of the job of the professional archivists. This strength enables organizations and institutions to provide self-curated data sharing capabilities to their research communities. Combined with curation management and new tools, Dataverse Repositories work to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. 

Date Time Instructor  
Nov 14, 2019 09:15 – 12:00 Danny Brooke / Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University Register


Research Data Curation Workshop 

The trainers will go in-depth about research data management, metadata and data curation. This workshop will help you to:

  • curate research datasets using data repository “DataSpace@HKUST”, which is built by the Library using Dataverse
Date Time Instructor  
Nov 15, 2019 09:30 – 11:30 Danny Brooke / Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University Register
Nov 15, 2019 14:30 – 16:30 Danny Brooke / Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University Register


Data Management Plan

A data management plan (DMP) is an active document which you prepare at the early stage of your research; it describes the data you plan to collect, intended data organization, storage and safe-keeping mechanism. It is getting common for institutions and research funders to require researchers submit DMPs with research proposals or grant applications. This workshop will help you to:

  • get an overview of typical DMP structure, elements and functions
  • write DMPs using tools available for HKUST researchers
  • use DMPs to manage your research projects

Practicing Research Data Management

Researchers are expected to actively manage their research data throughout a research project. Learning research data management best practices is essential, especially for early career researchers. This workshop will help you:

  • Go through data practices at various research stage
  • Understand the idea of open and FAIR data

Reference Management Tools

Your reference list is a close companion of your research. This workshop helps you

  • Get an overview of online tools available, including Refworks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero
  • Make a choice of your reference tool
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last modified 07 November 2019