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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Research data: GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
2022 Synthesis evaluation of state capacity with a special focus on directors-general and heads of department: final report
The Presidency commissioned the Developmental, Capable, and Ethical State (DCES) division of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to c...Download this report
2020 It is unconstitutional for state departments and state-owned entities to invoke pre-disqualification criteria to public tenders
By ruling against the racial pre-disqualification criteria to public procurement tenders, the Supreme Court of Appeal has told the state tha...
2016 Utilisation of administrative and research databases in government departments: providing the platform for skills planning
A high-level audit of administrative databases was conducted in more than 20 national government departments or entities. The aim was to inv...
Government departments create many administrative datasets and commission survey studies, some of which contain potentially useful informati...