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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2006 Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa

Policies are often developed without taking into account social science research findings and recommendations, despite the plethora of such ...

2006 The use of implementation research networks on orphans and vulnerable children to encourage research-driven policies: the case of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

There is a growing need for applied social sciences research to provide scientific evidence for use in both policy and programme development...

2005 Orphans and vulnerable children in distress

More than one third of children in two rural townships are missing at least one parent - often the breadwinner. The authors present their f...

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