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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 (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

IDPO 6770 & PDEV 6770 A/B/E

  • TBC by Victoria Caplan [Register Here]
  • 4 March 2021 / 16 March 2021 by Gabi Wong [Register Here]

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

 

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
  • 19 January 2021 by Caroline Kerbyson (Cambridge University Press) [Closed]
  • Note: Participants will receive confirmation email with zoom login from Cambridge University Press Academies.

 

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
  • 26 March 2021 by Ms. Winnie Mak (Senior Solicitor, IPD)  [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of ENGG 6770,  IDPO 6770,  PDEV 6770A, PDEV 6770B, PDEV 6770C,  PDEV 6770D and PDEV 6770E.

 

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
  • 9 April 2021 by Jacky Leung [Register Here]
  • 13 April 2021 by Samson Choi [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
  • TBC 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 (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

Although it is not a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that participants first attend the session on Introduction to Research Data Management (15 March, 17 March or 7 April).

  • 23 March 2021 [Register Here] / 25 March 2021 [Register Here] by Gabi Wong / Jennifer Gu
  • 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 (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
  • TBC [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

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.

  • 29 March 2021 [Register Here] / 30 March 2021 [Register Here] by Kevin Ho
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the professional development course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

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
  • 2 March 2021 by Dr. Jingjing Lin (Consultant of Nature Research, Greater China, South Korea and Mongolia) [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the professional development course requirement IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

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
  • 15 March 2021 [Register Here] / 17 March 2021 [Register Here] by Kevin Ho
  • 7 April 2021 by Celia Cheung & Lewis Li [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

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
  • 4 March 2021 (Module 1) [Register Here] and 11 March 2021 (Module 2) [Register Here] by Samson Choi
  • 1.5 hour/module will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A, PDEV 6770C, PDEV 6770D and PDEV6770E accordingly.
  • 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 (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
  • 9 March 2021 [Register Here] / 11 March 2021 [Register Here] by Kevin Ho 
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.

 

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?
  • 15 April 2021 [Register Here] / 20 April 2021  [Register Here] by Gabi Wong
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the professional development course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

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.

  • TBC [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 (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 Write-n-Cite to create bibliographies in Microsoft Word
  • 24 February 2021 [Register Here] / 25 February 2021 [Register Here] by Kevin Ho 
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of PDEV6770A/C/D.

 

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.

  • 6 April 2021 [Register Here] / 8 April 2021 [Register Here] by Gabi Wong
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/B/C/D/E.

 

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

PDEV 6770D for SHSS

  • TBC by Victoria Caplan [Register Here] 

IDPO 6770 & PDEV 6770 B/E

PDEV 6770C for SBMT 

PDEV 6770A for LIFS, CHEM & OCES

PDEV 6770A for PHYS & MATH

 

Sourcing and Managing Digitalized Environmental Big Data from Sensor Network (1.5hr)

With fast development of microsensor technology, its applications in smart city, green building and environmental management has boosted the number of sensor nodes and dimension of data. This has created challenges in our approaches on how to handle, manage and analyze the big and complex data. Finding the analytic tools that can effectively provide support for data analysis also becomes critical. This talk will give an overview of the sensor technology and the use of cloud platform to acquire open source data, plant sensor algorithm, and analyze sensor data.

  • 10 March 2020 by Professor Zhi Ning (ENVR, HKUST) [Register Here]
  • 1.5 credit hours will be counted toward the professional development course requirement of IDPO 6770, PDEV 6770A/C/D/E.
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