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Research Support@HKU Libraries

The HKU Libraries provides support in different stages of your research cycle.

Research Data

DataHub – HKU Data Repository


The University of Hong Kong Libraries is providing a comprehensive repository for research data and other forms of scholarly outputs now. DataHub powered by Figshare is the cloud platform for storing, citing, sharing, and discovering research data and all scholarly outputs. It collects, preserves, and provides stable, long-term global open access to a wide range of research data and scholarly outputs created by HKU researchers and RPG students in the course of their research and teaching. Visit the DataHub LibGuide, and find out more.


Features of DataHub

► Accessible  

Access anywhere, any time, and upload and cite data in any file format.


Showcase and share your portfolio of research using unique, citable DOIs, meaning your research is discoverable by the wider community. You can also add your ORCID to your DataHub account.


Have the option of creating the record metadata only and making the files confidential.


Secure and control your valuable research data with safe and secure storage. Control access to your work: make your data private, shareable with selected individuals or groups, or make it fully public with the ability to change access at any time.

Sharing & collaborative   

Share and collaborate with others on your research data (past or present) so that they can use your research in their work and you can grow your research profile. A unique citable identifier in the form of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) will be assigned to your published data or collections.

Free Private Storage

Each HKU academic staff, researcher, and RPg student could enjoy 100GB* private storage on DataHub

*request for extra storage available subject to individual research needs