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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)

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.

  • 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Publisher Talk: IOP (priority to PHYS6000 students)

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
  • Post-acceptance
  • Post-publication
  • Date: TBC by TBC [ Register Here ]
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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 shows how you can use reference managers in your research. It introduces four popular reference managers: EndNote online, Mendeley, Refworks and Zotero. You will explore how they work, and get a feel to choose the ones that may work best for you.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

 

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 18 September 2020