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 Effectiveness of a health behavioural intervention aimed at reduction of risky sexual behaviours among young men in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

Two studies evaluating the same behavioural intervention were conducted in two areas in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa using a r...

2018 A feminist critique of legal approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights in eastern and southern Africa: denial and divergence versus facilitation

The adoption of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (1994), brought sexual and reproductiv...

2018 Initiation of sexual behaviour and early childbearing: poverty and the gendered nature of responsibility amongst young people in South Africa

Childbearing is an important life course event and a decision to give birth has significant implication in contemporary society, especially ...