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Researchers’ Series: Seminars and Workshops

2021/2022 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 (1.5hr)

Academic honesty and integrity are critical values to scholars, this session will focus on:

  • Judging What is Plagiarism & How to Avoid It
  • Differences between Plagiarism and Copyright Violation
  • Hong Kong Copyright Law and Legitimate Use and Fair Dealing
  • HKUST Intellectual Property Policies

Note

  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

PDEV 6770 A/B/E

PDEV 6770 C/D

 

Altmetric: Discover the Attention Surrounding Your Research (1hr)

Traditionally researchers assess research impact by how often a work is cited. A new and alternative way is to measure social media attention, using “altmetrics”.  In this session, we will introduce Altmetric Explorer where you can find and download altmetrics data, and you will learn more about promoting your research through social media and monitoring the attention you get.

This session will be a basic introduction; topics include:

  • The basics of altmetrics and Altmetric Explorer
  • How your papers are discussed in social media, mentioned in news sites, and cited in Wikipedia and policy documents
  • How to Share research work effectively in social media using persistent identifier such as DOI
  • How to monitor altmetrics data of a particular author on one dashboard
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 25 October 2021 / 26 October 2021 [ 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?

This session is designed for RPGs or staff members who publish their research and want to know more about author rights.

  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 22 November 2021 / 25 November 2021 [Register Here] 

 

Cambridge University Press: Read & Publish Author Training (1hr)

The University has provided the means for you to have your APCs (Article Processing Charges) waived when publishing your research article Open Access with Cambridge University Press (CUP). Please come along to this session. This session will look at the following topics with time for Q&A at the end:

  • Manuscript submission process
  • The publishing agreement and CC license options
  • The procedures to claim APC waivers
  • Participants will receive confirmation email with zoom login from Cambridge University Press Academies.
  •  [TBC]

 

Copyright in Education: Teaching and Research (1.5hr)

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
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  •  [TBC]

 

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
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 11 November 2021  /  17 November 2021 [Register Here]

 

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
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 15 November 2021 / 19 November 2021 [Register Here]

 

Data Management Plan (1.5hr)

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.

This unit will help you to:

  • Understand how DMP can help you manage your research
  • Draft a DMP using the HKUST DMP Sandbox
  •  1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 16 November 2021  /  18 November 2021 [TBC]

 

Data Visualization with Tableau – An introduction (1.5hr)

Data visualization skill is one of the most sought-after professional skills for researchers.
 
Join us for an introduction workshop on Tableau, one of the most widely used data analytics and visualization tools today and learn about the Tableau product family, data preparation, best practices on visual presentation and have some hands-on experience on visualizing data into various chart types and interactive dashboards.
 
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 27 September 2021  /  28 September 2021  [ Closed ]
 

Emerging Open Science Tools for Literature Search (1.5hr)

This workshop will introduce and demonstrate several emerging literature searching tools which are built on open citation data: InCiteful, Connected Papers, scite, and Semantic Scholar.

These emerging tools make use of citation relations and/or semantic meaning of the underlying data and suggest relevant works that you probably will not be able to find through traditional keyword searches in databases such as Web of Science and Scopus.

Through this workshop, you will learn:

  • An overview of emerging literature search tools in recent years
  • How these tools work and how they are different from Web of Science or Scopus
  • How to make the most of these tools in different research stages of your study
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 19 October 2021  /  21 October 2021 [Register Here]
 

Evaluating Journals for Research and Submission (1.5hr)

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
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  •  [TBC]

 

Getting Started with OpenRefine (1.5hr)

OpenRefine is a powerful tool for cleaning many kinds of data – numeric and textual, and can import from and also export to several useful formats. This beginner-level hands-on workshop is designed to introduce the basics of working with OpenRefine to clean up, transform and enhance messy datasets.

  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 8 November 2021  /  9 November 2021 [Register Here]

 

How to Get Your Work Published (1.5hr)

In this webinar, Dr. Jingjing Lin will discuss with you about:

  • Logical manuscript structure
  • Efficient publication strategy
  • Successful journal submission
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  •  [TBC]

 

Introduction to Research Data Management (1.5hr)

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

This is an introduction unit to Research Data Management (RDM). It explores with you:

  • important concepts about RDM
  • FAIR principles for data
  • basic understanding of metadata for managing research data
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 20 September 2021  /  21 September 2021  /  4 November 2021 [Register Here]

 

LaTeX Workshop for RPGs (2 modules, 1.5hr per each)

LaTeX is a free, high-quality document preparation system to help you write theses, technical and scientific documents.

Module 1 will cover:

  • Basic functions of Overleaf interface
  • Automate making chapters, sections, figures, and tables
  • Adding Images and captions

Module 2 will focus on: (note: Recommend for those who registered or completed the  Module 1 of the workshop or those who have related Latex knowledge covered in Module 1.):

  • Formatting complex mathematical formulas& other discipline-specific diagrams
  • Creating in-text citation & bibliographies.
  • Using the Overleaf templates
  • This workshop will focus on getting started LaTeX with Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/project)
  • No previous experience with LaTeX is necessary
  • 1.5 hour/module will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 26 October 2021  /  2 November 2021 (Module 1) [Register Here]
  • 28 October 2021  /  4 November 2021  (Module 2) [Register Here] 

 

Making an Impact – Tracking Your Research Metrics (1.5hr)

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
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 18 October 2021  /  19 October 2021 [Register Here]

 

Mining text with Voyant tool: an introduction (1hr)

Voyant tool is a free, web-based, and easy-to-use platform for exploring and analyzing a large amount of unstructured text. This workshop is designed to introduce you with the basic functions of voyant tool. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Importing text into Voyant tool
  • Exploring the themes/key phrases within a text and to formulate research questions
  • Discovering the patterns, distributions, and connections between the themes/key phrases and to answer research questions
  • Creating and exporting your visualization
  • 1 credit hour will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
  • 23 September 2021  /  15 October 2021  [ Closed ]

 

Open Access What Where How (1.5hr)

Making your research work openly accessible is becoming the norm in many disciplines. When you publish a paper with a journal, you have to make decisions relating to open access. Your choices are not only your own preferences, but you may have to comply with certain institutional policies. In this workshop, you will clarify some common but confusing OA terms and practices, for example:

  • How do we make works OA? Do we have to pay for it?
  • What is Green/Gold/Bronze/Diamond/Platinum OA?
  • What are we sharing when we claim that our papers are properly OA?
  • Where can I put my OA works?
  • What OA policies should I know, and how to comply with them?
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the professional development course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 23 September 2021  /  24 September 2021  [ Closed ]

 

Reference Management Tools (1.5hr)

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.

  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  • 22 November 2021  /  24 November 2021 [Register Here]

 

RefWorks – Make Your Reference Work for You (1.5hr)

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 Citation Manager to create bibliographies in Microsoft Word
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV6770A/C/D.
  • 12 October 2021 15 October 2021  /  18 November 2021  /  19 November 2021  /  24 November 2021  [Register Here] 

 

Scholar Profile Management (1.5hr)

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.

  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.
  •  [TBC]

 

Search Research Literature (1.5hr)

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
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

PDEV 6770D for SHSS

  • 7 October 2021  [ Closed ]

PDEV 6770 B/E

  • 7 October 2021  /  8 October 2021  [ Closed ]

PDEV 6770C for SBMT 

PDEV 6770A for LIFS, CHEM & OCES

PDEV 6770A for PHYS & MATH

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last modified 18 October 2021