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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2019 The future of research: knowledge production outside institutions

For many years, researchers have been producing knowledge in a tightly-controlled peer-review system from within institutions. Rapid global ...

2018 Challenges of knowledge production and knowledge use among researchers and policy-makers

The knowledge value chain has multiple stakeholders such as researchers and policy-makers. These are conventionally knowledge producers and ...

2017 South Africa's knowledge-development policy nexus: implications for place-based development in the Eastern Cape Province

The contribution of universities, knowledge and innovation to development has moved to the foreground of national and regional policy and pr...