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: SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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2016 Monitoring alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse trends (July 1996-December 2015): phase 39

The SACENDU initiative has several specific objectives: a. To identify changes in the nature and extent of AOD abuse and emerging problems. ...

2016 Substance abuse and the family: an examination of the South African policy context

National policy documents are important platforms for the prioritisation of social issues which is likely to spur research into the developm...

2015 Substance abuse: the critical need for more usable research

Substance abuse is a growing problem in South Africa, with just more than 13% of the population having used a substance during their lifetim...