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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2021 Informal backyard housing development at a crossroads

Townships in Gauteng and the Western Cape are abuzz with construction activity as homeowners respond to the need for housing by building and...

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2021 Understanding students' environmental perceptions and some of their determinants in Gauteng province: a case study at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this study was to explore students' environmental perceptions and some of the determinants of these perceptions at the Univer...

2021 Socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and environmentally responsible behaviour in Gauteng province, South Africa

This study attempts to determine the socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and resultant...

2021 Geographical variation in HIV testing in South Africa: evidence from the 2017 national household HIV survey

Background: Identification of the geographical areas with low uptake of HIV testing could assist in spatial targeting of interventions to im...