Data Cleaning: What and How

In addition to data collection, data cleaning is another crucial process to lay the foundation for data analysis. Researchers may face challenges related to data quality, reusability, and obtaining reliable insights from the collected data. In this blog post, we would introduce some practical skills and tools for data cleaning to help researchers address these…

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Web Scraping: Efficient Data Collection from the Web

In March – May 2024, the HKU Libraries organised the Research Data Academy, RDA, a series of training sessions designed to strengthen participants’ data literacy skills, covering multiple areas in the research data lifecycle. In the coming months, based on the RDA, several posts on key topics in the research lifecycle will be developed and…

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Reading Papers Efficiently with the Three-pass Approach

This blog post summarises the key points of the article How to Read a Paper by S. Keshav, in which he suggests a three-pass approach that he has applied to reading academic papers for many years. It may benefit beginning graduate students and novice researchers to cultivate a good habit of reading academic papers. Firstly,…

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Event Summary – Unlocking Research Potential: Effective Data Management for Transdisciplinary Success

The “Unlocking Research Potential: Effective Data Management for Transdisciplinary Success” sharing session successfully took place on Zoom on 12 March 2024 as part of the Research Data Academy series. The Ph.D. student sharing session was co-organized by the i-REACH project, Advanced Technologies Institute of HKU, Sau Po Centre of Ageing of HKU, and the HKU…

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HKU Contribution to Sustainable Development: Committed, Comprehensive, and Crucial

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, 2015) provides a shared roadmap for achieving sustainable development by year 2030. Central to this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which emphasize the need for global partnership to address pressing challenges and create a better world for present and future generations. The University of…

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Select the Citation Management Tool That Best Suits Your Needs: EndNote vs. Zotero

Citation management tools can greatly help researchers organize, store, and cite references, saving valuable time for your academic research.  This blog post will introduce two popular citation management tools, EndNote and Zotero, to provide you with some ideas so that you can select the one that best suits your learning and research needs.  What is…

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Research Data Academy Series: From Planning, Analysis to Sharing

The Research Data Academy, organized by the HKU Libraries, is a series of training sessions designed to strengthen your data literacy skills. It provides researchers with essential practices and useful tools that help you to work with your research data efficiently. Registration is now open. All HKU students and staff who are engaged in research activities…

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Open Access in Progress: An Overview of Participation of HKU Authors in Open Access Publishing

Open access, a key element of open science, has become an emerging trend in recent years. Noted that open science practices, which foster openness, transparency, and inclusiveness, are already in place worldwide, the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science (2021) called for promotion of a common understanding of open science, associated benefits and challenges, as well…

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State of Open Data 2023: Nuanced approach, readily available support, and AI awareness

Conducted by Digital Science, Figshare and Springer Nature, the State of Open Data 2023 survey was carried out in June 2023, collecting a total of 6091 valid responses from researchers who had published or submitted a manuscript to a journal within the last 5 years worldwide. Respondents represented diverse geographical regions, fields of interest, and…

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HKU Performance in ESI data – Research Performance Statistics Released in September 2023

1. Introduction to ESI data Essential Science Indicators (ESI) data are statistical data that help identifying top-performing research and emerging areas of research in science and social sciences based on the Web of Science Core Collection data. ESI surveys more than 11,000 journals across 22 broad disciplines (Essential Science Indicators Help, 2023). Based on the…

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