Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Oct 2021)

24/08/2021 to 29/10/2021

The Library will have the following workshops on introducing research data, 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.


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.

14 Sep (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Online)

15 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Face-to-Face)


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 you:

  • Concepts 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

17 Sep 2021 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Online)


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.

20 Sep 2021 (Mon) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m | Click here to register (Online)

23 Sep 2021 (Thu) 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m | Click here to register (Face-to-Face)


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 2021 (Wed) 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Click here to register (Online)


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.

7 Oct 2021 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Click here to register (Online)


Visualising Network Relationships with Gephi (Hands-on)

Gephi is a free software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks.  This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercise in turning your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Participants can bring their own device with Gephi 0.9.2 ( installed for practice.

18 Oct 2021 (Mon) 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Face-to-Face)

27 Oct 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Click here to register (Face-to-Face)


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. Should install (in sequence) R ( and R Studio ( to their device prior to the workshop
  2. Are required to create a free account on R Studio Cloud (
  3. May install the R package swirl ( to learn some R coding prior to the workshop

29 Oct 2021 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Click here to register (Online)


Venue: All Face-to-Face sessions will be conducted in Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Oct 2021)