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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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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State of Open Data 2022

The State of Open Data 2022 survey was conducted in May – July 2022, and received over 6000 responses by respondents from across different regions, in different fields of interest, and at different career stages.  Most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data. A majority of the respondents are, in general,…

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