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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
How To Get Your Work Published
  • Oct 9, 2019; 12:00-13:30
Dr. Jingjing Lin, SpringerNature
Publisher Talk: IOP (priority to PHYS6000 students) TBC TBC
Reference Management Tools
  • Nov 26, 2019; 11:00 – 12:00
  • Nov 27, 2019; 11:00 – 12:00
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 Fall and Spring term, TBC Victoria Caplan, Library
Data Disaster Prevention TBC Jacky Leung, Library
Data Management Plan
  • Dec 11, 2019; 12:00 – 13:00
  • Dec 12, 2019; 12:00 – 13:00
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
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
Date Time Guest Speaker  
Oct 9, 2019 12:00 – 13:30 Dr. Jingjing Lin, SpringerNature  


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


Data Discovery & Citation

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.


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 EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero
  • Make a choice of your reference tool
Date Time Instructor  
Nov 26, 2019 11:00 – 12:00 Gabi Wong  
Nov 27, 2019 11:00 – 12:00 Gabi Wong  
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last modified 16 August 2019