HKU now requires Research Data Management (RDM). RDM is a general term covering how you organize, structure, store, and care for the information used or generated during a research project. The benefits of RDM, and the number now of funders, journals, and institutions requiring RDM are many and growing.

Beginning with the September 2017 intake, all HKU research postgraduate (rpg) students have responsibility for 1) using a data management plan (DMP), where applicable, to describe the use of data in preparation for, or in the generation of their theses, and 2) depositing, where applicable, a dataset in the HKU Scholars Hub. "RPg" includes the degrees of MPhil, PhD, and SJD.