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Researchers’ Series: Seminars and Workshops

2020/2021 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. Some sessions are qualified for Professional Development Course for RPgs. Check the PDC System for status.

Authorship

Copyright

Data

Impact

 

Academic Integrity & Intellectual Property (1hr 30min)

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

IDPO 6770 & PDEV 6770 A/B/E

PDEV 6770 C/D

  • TBC by Victoria Caplan [ Register Here ]

 

Author Rights, Copyright & Publishing (1hr)

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?
  • Date: 13 Nov 2020 / 16 Nov 2020 by Victoria Caplan [Register Here]
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Copyright and Creative Commons for Educators (1hr 30min)

The Library is hosting a seminar on copyright issues in relation to teaching & research. 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
  • 22 Oct 2020 by Prof Alice Lee (The University of Hong Kong) [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Curating Historical Chinese Microdata (1hr)

Professor Cameron Campbell (SOCS) and Professor James Lee (SOSC) lead a research group that works on population, family and social history via construction and analysis of historical datasets from archival records. Cameron Campbell will tell the story of their decades of experience constructing, analyzing, and sharing their datasets. He will share their experience with data management issues including data entry and organization, ownership and sharing, public release and more.

  • 8 Oct 2020 by Prof Cameron Cambell (SOSC, HKUST) [Register Here]
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

Data Disaster Prevention (1hr)

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
  • 23 Oct 2020 / 17 Nov 2020 by Jacky Leung [Register Here]
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

Data Discovery & Citation Workshop (1hr)

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 date
  • 12 Oct 2020 / 4 Nov 2020 by Victoria Caplan [Register Here]
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Data Management Plan (1hr 30min)

A data management plan (DMP) is an active document which you start writing at the early stage of your research, and continue to revise it as your research progresses. A DMP describes the data you plan to collect, intended data organization, storage and safe-keeping mechanism. It is becoming common for institutions and research funders to require researchers submit DMPs with research proposals or grant applications. In this workshop, you will:

  • Get an overview of typical DMP structure, elements and functions
  • Explore how DMP can help you manage your research
  • Write a DMP using the HKUST DMP Sandbox
  • 9 Oct 2020 / 13 Oct 2020 / 14 Oct 2020 by Gabi Wong [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Evaluating Journals for Research and Submission (1hr 30min)

As research authors and readers, you need to know which are reputable journals in your field. In this workshop, we will:

  • Learn how to find journal rankings and impact factors
  • Find out how impact factors are calculated
  • Explore various alternatives to evaluate journals
  • Look at emerging metrics

 

  • 9 Nov 2020 / 10 Nov 2020 by Gabi Wong [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770,  PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

LaTeX Workshop for RPGs (2hr)

LaTeX is a free, high-quality document preparation system to help you write theses, technical and scientific documents. In this 2-hr workshop you will learn how to:

  • Automate making chapters, sections, figures, and tables, as well as in-text citation & bibliographies
  • Easily format complex mathematical formulas& other discipline-specific diagrams
  • Produce a professionally typeset article in a format that many scientific journals accept
  • 12 Nov 2020 by Samson Choi [Register Here]
  • 2.0 hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A, PDEV 6770C, PDEV 6770D and PDEV6770E.
  • This workshop will focus on getting started LaTeX with Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/project)
  • No previous experience with LaTeX is necessary

 

Making an Impact – Tracking Your Research Metrics (1hr 30min)

Metrics illuminate the impact of your research outputs. Promotion and tenure committees, funders, advisors, research team leaders and potential collaborators are all interested in information about impact. In this session, you will learn more about research metrics and tools for assessing your research impact.

  • What are Research Metrics?
  • Types of Research Metrics
  • Using Research Metrics
  • Tracking Research Metrics
  • Researcher Profiles
  • 27 Oct 2020 / 30 Oct 2020 by Kevin Ho [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770,  PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

Nature Research Academies: Sharing Sensitive Data (2hrs)

This module addresses challenges and techniques in sensitive data sharing. Participants will learn how to address the collection and dissemination of sensitive data, including preparation before their research begins. Techniques for anonymizing or de-identifying data are also discussed, with reference to both qualitative and quantitative sensitive data.

  • 11 Nov 2020 by Rebecca Grant (Nature Academies) [Register Here]
  • 2.0 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770,  PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Practicing Research Data Management (1hr 30min)

Active management of your research data helps you keep your research progress on track and accountable.

This workshop introduces:

  • What open data and FAIR data is
  • Good practices from creating and organizing data, documentation, to preserving and sharing data
  • Setting proper choices for data sharing and re-use

We will discuss and learn practices relevant to your disciplines and your own research.

  • 24 Sep 2020 / 29 Sep 2020 by Gabi Wong [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

Reference Management Tools (1hr 30 mins)

As a researcher, you continuously collect references to build your own knowledge base. Reference managers are software that help you to:

  • Build and store your references
  • Organize and manage citations within folders
  • Build bibliographies
  • Automatically format and insert citations in your writing

This workshop gives you an overview of the four popular choices of reference managing software: EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Refworks and Zotero. We will use Zotero to demonstrate how to collect sources, organize them, cite in-text and generate bibliographies.

  • 18 Nov 2020 / 20 Nov, 2020 by Gabi Wong  2020 [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

RefWorks – Make Your Reference Work for You (1hr 30min)

RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers to gather, organized, store and share references. In this workshop, you will look closely and learn how to:

  • Import references from various databases into RefWorks account
  • Create bibliographies in various citation style
  • Use Write-n-Cite to create bibliographies in Microsoft Word
  • 15 Oct 2020, 19 Oct 2020 by Kevin Ho [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV6770A/C/D.

 

Scholar Profile Management (1hr 30min)

Scholarly collaboration networking (e.g. Mendeley), profiling systems (e.g. ORCID) and sharing platform (e.g. figshare) can help you project your web presence as a researcher. In this workshop, we look at how these systems can work for research students, and take practical steps to establish your researcher identity on the web.

  • 5 Nov 2020 / 12 Nov 2020 by Gabi Wong [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

Scholar Profile Management for Research Staff (1hr)

For researchers, there seem to be many scholarly profiling systems to choose from. This workshop is designed for HKUST research staff to cover basics for managing researcher profiles and web identities. Administrative staff who assist researchers to manage profiles and publication lists may also find this helpful. Topics will include:

  • Establish clearly your researcher identity using consistent name form, affiliation statement, and ORCID iD
  • Keeping your HKUST SPD profiles updated; knowing its connection with HKUST faculty profiles and ROS
  • Keeping profiles at indexing databases clean and proper: Scopus Author page, Publons
  • Using profiles in Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic
  • Other profiling platforms, e.g., SSRN, lens.org, Humanities Commons, Amazon Author

 

Search Research Literature (1hr 30min)

Your subject librarian will show you useful tips and skills to search for research literature effectively. The session will focus on:

  • Major Subject Databases & E-resources
  • Smart Searching in Library Databases & Google Scholar
  • Locating High Impact Journals and Articles

PDEV 6770D for SHSS

IDPO 6770 & PDEV 6770 B/E

PDEV 6770C for SBMT 

PDEV 6770A for LIFS, CHEM & OCES

PDEV 6770A for PHYS & MATH

 

 

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last modified 23 November 2020