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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2022 Foreign funding of R&D in South Africa: a growing potential

As part of its National Development Plan, South Africa has set a target of spending 1.5% of its gross domestic product on scientific and tec...

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2021 The value of a 'fixed' mandate for the knowledge commons: a history of the HSRC's role in R&D and innovation measurement (1966-2018)

This chapter traces the history of the HSRC's experience in one specific knowledge field 'science, technology and innovation (STI) measureme...

2021 Effectiveness of technology transfer in public research institutions in South Africa: a critical review of national indicators and implications for future measurement

South Africa's poor economic performance in recent years has prompted calls by policymakers for structural transformation. To break the impa...

2021 South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: statistical report 2018/19

This Statistical Report presents data tables from the 2018/19 South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Su...