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.
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
17 Feb 2020[ Re-scheduled to 28 Feb 2020] by Victoria Caplan
- 20 Feb 2020 by Victoria Caplan
- 2, 9 Mar 2020 by Gabi Wong
- 11 Mar 2020 by Victoria Caplan
- 6, 7 Apr 2020 by Gabi Wong
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- 20 Mar 2020 by Victoria Caplan [ Register Here ]
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?
- 24, 30 Mar 2020 by Victoria Caplan [ Register Here ]
This seminar will cover:
- Basic concepts of copyright in Hong Kong (e.g. what is copyright? – Subsistence, ownership and duration)
- Acts permitted in related to copyright works (in particular, education- and research-related)
- Copyright licensing bodies in Hong Kong
- Introduction to Creative Commons
- 6 Mar 2020 by Ms. Emily Wong (Senior Solicitor of the Intellectual Property Department) [ postpone to Fall 2020 ]
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
- 1, 2, 22, 23 Apr 2020 by Jacky Leung [ Register Here ]
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.
- Basics of citing data.
- 20, 21, 27, 29 Apr 2020 by Victoria Caplan [ Register Here ]
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
Academic journals are often rated by impact factors (JIF), which has become a widely used method for scholars and institutions to assess research quality. In this workshop, we will:
- See what impact factors are and how they are calculated
- Learn where to find impact factors of journals
- Discuss the good and bad of using JIF to assess research and researchers, and explore emerging alternatives
Through understanding impact factor and its use as a proxy for research quality, you can make informed judgement when using journals as information source and for publishing your works.
- 17 Apr 2020 by Gabi Wong [ Register Here ]
With the emergence of more and more interdisciplinary research fields in recent years, the work of scientific researchers is no longer confined to traditional single disciplines. Interdisciplinary studies have brought lots of excitements and collaborations, as well as more choices and opportunities in scientific research methods and article publishing. This speech will discuss some key skills in interdisciplinary research and publishing regarding the new challenges that researchers are facing:
- How to conduct interdisciplinary research more efficiently
- How to publish papers on interdisciplinary journals
- How to communicate with readers who might have different research background
- 14 Apr 2020 by Dr Tina Zhang (Associate Scientific Editor of iScience, the interdisciplinary journal published by Cell Press)
In this webinar, Dr. Zhu (Elsevier Associate Scientific Editor) will share with you:
- Techniques and strategies for improving the scientific writing process including tips on writing a better introduction, creating an effective abstract and analysing the results in your research paper
- Tactics on developing papers for premium publications
- Exploring the opportunities to broadly disseminate findings
- Discover the Cell Press physical science portfolio of journals including newly launched titles such as Chem, Joule, Matter & One Earth
- Outline of Cell Press’ approach to high-demand, multi-disciplinary content, and expanding OA publishing strategies at Cell Press
- 31 Mar 2020 by Dr, Rose Zhu (Elsevier Associate Scientific Editor)
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
- 24 Mar 2020 by Kevin Ho [ Register Here ]
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.
In this seminar, the speaker will share his share the top tips on writing a paper and how to get published on physics journal. Topics to be covered:
- Introduction to IOP and IOP journals
- Why publish at all?
- Choosing your journal
- Writing your paper
- Top 10 tips for getting published
- Peer review process
- Publication ethics
- Date: TBC by TBC [ Register Here ]
As a researcher, you continuously collect sources to build your own knowledge base. Citation managers are software that help you to:
- Build and store your sources
- Organize and manage citations within folders
- Build bibliographies
- Automatically format and insert citations in your writing
This workshop explores how you can use citation managers, and the choices of software you have. You will get to know four popular tools: EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Refworks and Zotero, explore how they work, and evaluate what works for you.
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
For SBM, SSCI, SHSS students
Scholarly collaboration networking and profiling systems, such as Google Scholar, ORCID and Microsoft Academics, can help you collate your work and present your research to a wide audience through the Internet. In this workshop, we look at how these systems can work for you, and take practical steps to set up your maintenance strategies.
- 24 April 2020 by Gabi Wong [ Register Here ]
Your subject librarian will show you useful tips and skills to search for research literature effectively. The session will focus on:
- Major Engineering Databases & E-resources
- Smart Searching in Library Databases & Google Scholar
- Locating High Impact Journals and Articles
14 Feb 2020[ Re-scheduled to 21 Feb 2020] by Victoria Caplan [ Register Here ]
IDPO 6770 & PDEV 6770B/E
- 4, 5 Mar 2020 by Eunice Wong [ Register Here ]
PDEV 6770C for SBMT
- 18 Mar 2020 by Celia Cheung [ Register Here ]
PDEV 6770A for LIFS, CHEM & OCES
- 19, 25 Mar 2020 by Jacky Leung [ Register Here ]
PDEV 6770A for MATH, PHYS & OCES
- 24 Mar 2020 by Lewis Li [ Register Here ]
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