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.
DataHub powered by Figshare is the comprehensive institutional data repository for research data and scholarly outputs produced by researchers and students in the University of Hong Kong and their collaborators. It is a secured cloud platform for storing, citing, sharing, and discovering research data and all scholarly outputs from within the university to the worldwide research communities. It serves as a persistent ‘home’ for your research data by providing long-term storage, global open access, identifier generation, and secure protection, etc.
Find out more at: DataHub LibGuide
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.