Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2020 Access to information technologies and consumption of fruits and vegetables in South Africa: evidence from nationally representative data

Extensive evidence indicates that fruit and vegetable (F+V) consumption leads to reduced chances of diet related non-communicable diseases (...

2019 An inconvenient marriage: media freedom and access to information in Africa: the South African perspective

In 2013, the African Commission released a model law access to information in Africa, in the midst of what is identified here as growing tre...

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2016 Assessing the potential role of open data in South African environmental management

This study explores the possibilities for open data as a knowledge governance mechanism that could benefit environmental management in South...

2007 State-media relations in post-apartheid South Africa: an application of comparative media systems theory

In 2004, Daniel Hallin and Paolo Mancini published a landmark work of media theory entitled Comparing media systems: three models of media a...