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.
Understanding that RDM is valuable in ensuring research integrity, and fulfilling the University's mission for disseminating knowledge, HKU has taken a lead position with regards to RDM in Hong Kong. It is expected that other universities, funders and journals in Hong Kong will soon also require RDM.