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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Research data: INNOVATION

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2021 Farmer-led institutional innovations in managing smallholder irrigation schemes in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces, South Africa

Farmer-led institutional innovations have been touted as the key to improving the management of water resources in irrigation schemes. Howev...

2021 Social network interviewing as an emancipatory southern methodological innovation

This essay offers an example of a new methodology developed by Southern scholars in the Global South that takes seriously the aim of emancip...

2021 Measurement of innovation in the informal sector in Africa: the importance to industrial policy

Innovation is key to industrialization in Africa and must be aligned with industrial policy. A challenge for African countries is to design ...

2021 Universities as change agents in resource-poor local settings: an empirically grounded typology of engagement models

University-community engagement is emerging as an important channel for social innovation, requiring universities to act as change agents in...

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