Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Apr 2021)

05/01/2021 to 16/04/2021

The Library will have the following onlineworkshop 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.


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.

27 Jan 2021 (Wed) 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Completed


Understanding Research Data Management

Research data management refers to the collection, analysis, archive, sharing, and reuse of research data. This workshop will introduce the principles in managing data, the practice of managing and depositing research data. It will also emphasize how sharing and reuse of research data influence your research impact.

28 Jan 2021 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 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 introduce what data are, the roles of research data in the data life cycle, and what constitutes big data. It will also present the basic concepts of data science and data analytics.

2 Feb 2021 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m | 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.

23 Feb 2021 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Completed


Writing Data Management Plans with DMPTool

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are managed in a research project. Some funding agencies require researchers to prepare a DMP at the proposal preparation stage. CUHK has been affiliated with DMPTool, on which templates of some popular funding agencies are also available. Besides introducing the rationale of having a DMP, this workshop will guide you to write a DMP with DMPTool.

10 Mar 2021 (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Completed


Introduction to R Programming for Statistical Analysis
Invited speaker: Prof. Michael Chan, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R has become an increasingly popular tool for statistical analysis. This online workshop is targeted at students and faculty who are already familiar with well-known statistical software like SPSS and STATA, but would like to learn about or experience statistical analysis in the R environment. The workshop will introduce the R environment, cover the basic tasks such as data import (e.g. SPSS, Excel, csv), descriptive and inferential statistics, and visualization of data.

12 Mar 2021 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  | Completed | Online Workshop Recording


Introduction to ArcGIS and QGIS for Digital Scholarship Projects

The use of GIS software is effective in showcasing spatial-temporal relationships in research analysis. This workshop will demonstrate the basic use of ArcGIS Pro and QGIS for spatial data display and perform simple spatial analysis.

Both ArcGIS Pro and QGIS is available for use at the workstations in DS Lab. For home practice:

16 Mar 2021 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Completed


Basics of Data Mining with Weka (Hands-on)

Weka (Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis) is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks, including data preparation, classification, regression, clustering, and visualization. This workshop will introduce principles of machine learning and some basic techniques of data mining using Weka.


15 Apr (Thu) 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. | Completed


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


Digital Scholarship & Research Data Workshops (Jan-Apr 2021)