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Accessing CeSTII data

CeSTII welcomes specific data requests for data not available through the HSRC’s Data Curation Unit using our new online data request system.

Before placing your data request through the online system, please review the CeSTII Guidelines for Public Data Access. 

CeSTII Guidelines for Public Data Access

Accessing HSRC data

The HSRC’s eKnowledge Research Centre provides a digital repository 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 the ethical provisions protecting research participants, as well as 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.

SASQAF requirements

The results of the annual South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development, conducted in accordance with the South African Statistical Quality Assessment Framework (SASQAF), form part of South Africa’s record of official statistics.

To meet the fundamental principles of official statistics, as laid out by Statistics South Africa, CeSTII requires some additional information prior to the provision of data.

This information is only used to communicate with you and determine which sectors make use of the information contained in the R&D Surveys. The HSRC does not share the email addresses of users or any of the information entered by users on the website with any other company, or any other user.

This information will only be requested once and stored with your user login. This will allow us to record each subsequent R&D Survey document download, to monitor usage, and to improve our statistical service provision.

Still got questions?

Contact the Chair of the CeSTII Data Committee, Dr Yasser Buchana (ybuchana@hsrc.ac.za)