The Setshaba Research Centre (SRC), a South African, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation, is a well-established, community-based research centre that aims to conduct public health research that is relevant, ethical and cost beneficial for the local community and partners. The center has grown extensively since its inception 15 years ago and has gained vast experience in the fields of HIV, TB, maternal & pediatric, social science and other relevant research in infectious and non-infectious diseases.

The centre is optimally located in Block H, Soshanguve, within the Tshwane district, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is located in an area of high disease burden especially in HIV/TB and other infectious diseases. SRC has established a solid foundation within the surrounding community, which has contributed to its success in recruitment and retention of participants across its research projects.

SRC’s vision is to be a vibrant, sustainable and professional research centre that is relevant and beneficial to the community.

SRC’s mission is to strive to be a community based centre that conducts relevant, ethical and cost beneficial research studies for the local community and partners.

The site’s core focus upon inception was conducting HIV prevention studies in the field of microbicides, followed by Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) studies. Since then, the site has demonstrated the ability to expand its portfolio to include HIV and TB vaccine studies, TB diagnostic studies, Maternal and Pediatric studies, as well as a number of social science, behavioral and multipurpose technology studies. Read more about our areas of expertise.

The site is well experienced in managing multiple and complex protocols and recruiting for challenging studies.

Our experience in the research arena is evidenced by our Completed and Current projects.


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