Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Oct 2020)

24/08/2020 to 30/10/2020

The Library will have the following Online workshop workshops on introducing digital scholarship and related tools to arouse the interest in applying new digital tools on research.  Welcome CUHK academics, researchers and postgraduate students to join.


Mastering Data Management Plan in One Hour

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are acquired, managed, described, analyzed, stored, preserved, and shared. Some funding agencies require researchers to prepare a DMP at the proposal preparation stage. This workshop introduces the rationale of having a DMP, the tools for preparing a DMP, and the practice of creating and managing a DMP.

17 Sep 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Completed


Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS
Invited Speaker: Mr. Alvin Chan, Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research. It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

22 Sep 2020 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Completed


Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  • Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used

25 Sep 2020 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Completed


A Quick Glance of Online Text Analysing Tools

This online workshop will introduce the concept of text analysis and a few examples of text analysis tools. An online text analysing tool – Voyant Tools ( will be demonstrated to give handy results of textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.            

6 Oct 2020 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Completed


Visualising Network Relationships with Gephi

Gephi is a free software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks. This workshop will demonstrate the use of the software in turning your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Participants can install Gephi 0.9.2 ( in their device.   

15 Oct 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Completed


Research Data in the Big Data Era

In the big data era, data become a necessity for research. They are not only confined to an excel table, but also in many other forms. This workshop will explain what data are, the principles in managing data, and the roles of research data in the data life cycle. It will also introduce the concepts of data science and data analytics.

29 Oct 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Completed


Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on)
Invited speaker: Prof. Liang Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.


  1. Participants are required to bring their own device with the software (installation in sequence) R ( and RStudio ( installed prior to the workshop.
  2. Participants may install the R package swirl ( to learn some R coding prior to the workshop.

30 Oct 2020 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Completed


Venue: Online workshop
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
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