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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2018 Local institutional adaptation for sustainable water management under increasing climatic variability and change: a case in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

The study aims to explore institutional adaptation for sustainable water resources management at the local level in the context of increasin...

2018 Water quality impacts on agricultural productivity and environment

An estimated 20% of the world???s cropland under irrigated farming produces 40% of the global harvest, which means that irrigation accounts ...

2018 Desalination as emergency fix: tracing the drought-desalination assemblage in South Africa

In this chapter, we argue that in the context of South Africa desalination is being adopted as an emergency 'quick fix' to drought crisis, s...