Improving Postgraduate Learning
There are some basic principles, methodologies and skills with which students can equip themselves in the arduous task of doing research. Moreover, some skills are cross-disciplinary in nature and can be taught in a more formal or systematic manner, e.g., research data management, laboratory safety, searching for and analysis of information, principles and ethics in documentation, presentation skills, and etc.
These courses are collectively referred to as the Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) programme. Relevant information is available on the CLEAR website at www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html.
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Research Ethics Training
To strengthen researchers’ awareness of ethical concepts, the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services (ORKTS) offers Research Ethics Training (RET) which contains four online modules in the following domains: (a) Human Subject Ethics; (b) Laboratory Animals Ethics; (c) Survey and Behavioural Ethics; and (d) Publication Ethics.
All RPg students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter are required to complete the online RET module on “Publication Ethics” and obtain a valid Publication Ethics Certificate for graduation. More information on RET is available at www.research-ethics.cuhk.edu.hk/web/.
Independent Learning Centre (ILC)
The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) offers both academic and career-related support services in both English and Chinese for all CUHK postgraduates. Our 2-hour workshops provide practical training in dissertation/ disciplinary-specific journal paper writing, oral/ poster presentations, viva preparation, writing of literature/ systematic reviews and many other areas to assist our PGs in spreading their research far and wide. Further, the ILC engages students in one-to-one consultations on how to improve their written and oral work via giving them expert advice, and recommending specific learning strategies and tools. Our Centre has also developed many useful online learning resources based on the needs of our PGs.
Explore the resources and services offered by ILC at www.ilc.cuhk.edu.hk/EN/.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
CUHK Library has been supporting students in learning and researching. A series of workshops and activities are organized every semester for postgraduate students.
The Library organizes workshops for CUHK postgraduates and researchers on research skills, scholarly publishing, citation management, research impact, research data management, and digital scholarship etc. In addition, discussion workshops such as presentation skills, poster design, oral defence, and thesis writing are also organized.
The following two online courses are designed specifically for postgraduate students:
Research Data Management (RDM) is of growing importance throughout the research life cycle. This self-learning online course covers an overview of RDM, Data Management Plan, data deposit, and data ethics. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand the purpose and principles in research data management.
This is an online course available on Blackboard. Compulsory for ALL research postgraduate and taught doctoral students (admitted in 2022/23 or after). Students are required to complete this online course in their 1st year of studies.
It is very important for students to know how to avoid infringing the Intellectual Property and Copyright of others. This course will introduce CUHK research students to updated issues in Intellectual Property and Copyright which are applicable in academic circles. To link the issues to global research, the subject of ‘Plagiarism’ is also included. This is an online course available on Blackboard. Compulsory for ALL research postgraduate students.
The Library has developed more than 50 study and research skills guides to help students with their learning and research.