David Palmer is an Associate University Librarian for Research Data and Principal Investigator for The HKU Scholars Hub at The University of Hong Kong, where his career spans over 25 years. Since 2005, he has developed and managed the institutional repository, “The HKU Scholars Hub”, and the many issues of access, repository population, and bibliometrics that surround The Hub. By his design, the Hub has now transformed into a Current Research Information System (CRIS). He is a founding member of the Hong Kong Open Access Committee, and was instrumental in having HKU become signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in November 2009. He is now spearheading HKU's development of a research data management program.