Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Mar 2022)

30/12/2021 to 18/03/2022

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.

25 Jan 2022 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


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.

27 Jan 2022 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


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.

10 Feb 2022 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


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.

15 Feb 2022 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


Effective Use of The CUHK Research Data Repository

The CUHK Research Data Repository is the University’s research data repository. It aims to facilitate CUHK researchers to deposit, publish, and curate their research data outputs and for the worldwide to discover, access, and reuse the data. This workshop will introduce the functions of this Research Data Repository, and the effective methods for better data management, including how to publish and share data in the Repository, and deposit data for peer review.

18 Feb 2022 (Fri) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


Visualising Network Relationships with Gephi

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 install Gephi 0.9.2 ( and replated plugins in their device.

23 Feb 2022 (Wed) 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


Introduction to Python for Data Analysis
Invited speaker: Dr. LO Man Fung Kelvin, Lecturer, BSSc Programme in Data Science and Policy Studies


  • Basic Data Types and Computational Operations
  • Data Acquisition and Pre-processing with NumPy and pandas
  • Data Visualization with Matplotlib/Seaborn
  • Statistical analysis with statsmodels/scikit-learn
  • Introduction to Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup


  1. Participants are highly recommended to install "Anaconda Individual Edition" before the workshop.  You can refer to the following videos:
  1. Alternatively, participants may use the trial versions at:

11 Mar 2022 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Click here to register (Face-to-Face) (Online via Zoom)


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:

18 Mar 2022 (Fri) 3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Click here to register (Online via Zoom)


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