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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2022 Foreign funding of R&D in South Africa: a growing potential

As part of its National Development Plan, South Africa has set a target of spending 1.5% of its gross domestic product on scientific and tec...

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2021 The value of a 'fixed' mandate for the knowledge commons: a history of the HSRC's role in R&D and innovation measurement (1966-2018)

This chapter traces the history of the HSRC's experience in one specific knowledge field 'science, technology and innovation (STI) measureme...

2021 Effectiveness of technology transfer in public research institutions in South Africa: a critical review of national indicators and implications for future measurement

South Africa's poor economic performance in recent years has prompted calls by policymakers for structural transformation. To break the impa...

2021 South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: statistical report 2018/19

This Statistical Report presents data tables from the 2018/19 South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Su...