Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.


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2011 Open innovation in South Africa: case studies in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and open source software development

In the era of open innovation, the capability to conduct collaborative research and development has become a key indicator of absorptive cap...

2009 How much is free?: quantifying open source software development in South Africa

In the context of increasing globalisation and the mergence of knowledge-based economies, the promotion of open source software (OSS) has re...