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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2017 Taking control of our own: global recognition for African knowledge

Africans on the continent must begin to more vigorously find their own voices and raise them in the most powerful corridors of global public...

2013 Report on the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) 2012 conference - the re-emergence of astronomy in Africa - a transdisciplinary interface of knowledge systems

For today's scientists, astronomy provides the opportunity to look back in time and study the origins of our universe through modern technol...

2012 Whose science? What knowledge? Science, rationality and literacy in Africa

Drawing on the intersection between philosophy and science, this chapter demonstrates the diversity of influences on the development of publ...