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 Principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle: a political biography of Selby Msimang

Henry Selby Msimang was one of the great South Africans of the twentieth century. Born in 1886 in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, he was a found...

2018 The emphasis given to the history of the South African liberation struggle in the nation's universities

This article analyses the emphasis given to the teaching of the South African liberation struggle history at the country's universities. Alt...

2017 Thomas Sankara

This book presents a comprehensive timeline along a unique perspective on his life, his voice and his legacy. The book offers a view on Sha...