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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: NUTRITION

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2021 The status of population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development during the Covid-19 and lockdown period in South Africa

This paper is a follow-up from the Human Sciences Research Council's (HSRC's) Comprehensive Status Report on Population, Food and Nutrition ...

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2021 Farm production diversification and dietary diversity among subsistence farming households: panel data evidence from South Africa

Improving the production of a variety of foods by subsistence farmers has been identified as a key strategy for improving dietary diversity....

2020 Body image and the double burden of nutrition among South Africans from diverse sociodemographic backgrounds: SANHANES-1

This study investigated the associations between underweight, obesity and body image (BI) among 15+ year-old South Africans with diverse soc...

2020 A behavioural change intervention study for the prevention of childhood obesity in South Africa: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

South Africa is currently undergoing a nutrition transition, and overweight and obesity is on the increase in South African children. Urbani...