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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2015 China's opening up and reform: lessons for South Africa?

The genesis of this report is based on desktop research and fieldwork that was undertaken in China on 23 May to 13 June 2015. The fieldwork ...

2014 Assessment of the impact of decisions of the constitutional court and supreme court of appeal on the transformation of society: concept report

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) together with its partner the University of Fort Hare (UFH), has been appointed by the Department...

2014 Complex journeys and methodological responses to engaging in self-study in a rural comprehensive university

The context in which self-study research is conducted is sometimes complex, affecting the manner in which related data is gathered and inter...

2013 Relationships drive success in the land redistribution process

The land redistribution process remains one of South Africa's key socio-economic processes aimed at economic transformation. Research con...

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