Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Feb-Jun 2024)

Date & Time
2024/02/01 to 2024/06/30

Welcome to join our face-to-face or online workshops and seminars on digital tools and research data management skills organized for CUHK community:

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
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 can influence your research impact.

1 Feb 2024 (Thu)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(English session)
Online Completed
A Quick Glance of Online Text Analysing Tools

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

2 Feb 2024 (Fri)
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online 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 are required to bring their own device with Gephi 0.10.1 ( and related plugins installed prior to the workshop for hands-on exercise. 

27 Feb 2024 (Tue)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Completed
Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (Hands-on)

OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning messy data, transforming it between formats, and extending it with web services and external data. This workshop will introduce the principles and the practice of data cleaning through hands-on exercise with OpenRefine. The applications of the exported data will be discussed.

Participants have to bring your own device with OpenRefine 3.7.7 installed.

28 Feb 2024 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 noon
(English session)
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Completed
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 features of the CUHK Research Data Repository and the effective methods for better data self-management, including publishing and sharing data in the Repository, and depositing data for peer review.

12 Mar 2024 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(English session)
Online Completed
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Completed
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 with hands-on exercise.  

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

  • All attending participants will be given an ArcGIS account for hands-on practice 
  • QGIS is a free software that both PCs and iMacs versions are available and users can install for use ( 
14 Mar 2024 (Thu)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Completed
Intermediate Python (7 sessions)

Invited speaker: Dr. Kwong-cheong WONG, Senior Lecturer, Data Science and Policy Studies Programme, CUHK

This workshop is intended for those who already have basic knowledge of Python programming (for example, those who attended the workshop Python for Beginners) and want to take their Python programming skills to the next level. The workshop will delve into more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming, encompassing essential concepts like classes, objects, encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance. Additionally, participants will gain practical knowledge on constructing graphical user interfaces and games utilizing the pygame package.

Participants are required to have Google account in using Google Colab and bring their own device for hands-on practice. 

16 May – 27 Jun 2024 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Register
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (except for those remarked); but English will be used if users require.
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