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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2007 Socio-economic, health and nutrition survey in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project areas: literature review of selected aspects of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

Based on a population-based survey among affected households, this comprehensive report assesses how communities have adapted to the changes...

2005 Integrating HIV & AIDS issues into the environmental assessment of water projects & policies: guideline

This document is a generic guideline for integrating HIV and AIDS issues into the environmental assessment of water policies and projects an...

2002 Cost recovery and the crisis of service delivery in South Africa

How can we reverse the insidious effects of commodification, the role of the market in shaping service delivery, and the way we 'value' esse...