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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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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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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Streamlined systematic review: Covidence and its new eligibility criteria feature supporting the PICOS framework

Systematic review is a method of analysis based on a comprehensive pool data, preferably using exactly comparable research studies [1]. It promotes evidence-based decision making through making maximum use of the best available evidence from all available sources. Subscribed by the Libraries, Covidence is a systematic review management tool helping students and researchers with the following…

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Celebrate the Spectacular Success of Open Access Week 2023 at HKU

We are overjoyed to share the tremendous success of Open Access Week 2023 at HKU Libraries. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement. It is still not too late to revisit the webinars and join a quiz to test your knowledge afterwards! Scroll down for highlights of the event. Open Science 101 A webinar…

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Celebrate the Open Access Week 2023 with HKU Libraries

The International Open Access Week is organized by SPARC in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee every year, aiming to provide an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn what the potential benefits of Open Access (OA) are, to share what they have learned or their own experience engaging in Open…

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