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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Research data: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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2016 How can universities and colleges improve the alignment between education and work?: a systemic, demand-led approach to skills planning and development

This policy brief proposes a framework that can be used by post-school education and training (PSET) organisations and skills planners to an...

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2016 Skills in South Africa: the journey towards credible planning

Since 1994 the state has instituted active labour market policies to redress the apartheid skills legacy. The skills planning challenge cont...

2016 Bridging skills demand and supply in South Africa: the role of public and private intermediaries

Demand-led skills development requires linkages and coordination between firms and education and training organisations, which are major cha...

2016 Open and effective data systems for skills planning in South Africa

The starting point to build a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa is to evaluate existing datasets and info...