Many funding agencies have guidelines and policies for research data management.
Research projects funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) in HK:
It states in the RGC document, Disbursement, Accounting and Monitoring Arrangements for Funding Schemes Administered by the Research Grants Council, section 37.
For the research projects approved in 2016/17 and onwards, when making their project completion reports, the Principal Investigator (PI)
Examples of other funders and their requirements:
Many publishers now require article authors to provide well-documented data used in the research and make these data easily available to other researchers. The Open Access Directory maintains a Journal open-data policies list for journal titles that have data-sharing mandates.
Examples of major publishers: