By now there are quite a few established panels as well as new studies studying the the impact CoViD-19. Here we list and document all datasets that we are aware of for researchers who are interested in working on CoViD-19’s impact on our societies. We only focus on datasets, so this section does not try to cover the many amazing visualizations out there.

As there are new studies being planned and being rolled out all the time, do not hesitate make us aware of any new data sources that are still missing on this page. To do so please contact Klara Röhrl via email.

Social Science Datasets

The LISS Panel

The LISS panel is a Dutch survey of 4500 households that have been interviewed regularly for over ten years on a large variety of topics.

So far, the following questionnaires on the CoViD-19 epidemic have been fielded in the LISS panel:

2-19 March 2020

20-31 March 2020

  • A 15-minute questionnaire on a variety of topics:

    • Perceptions and behaviour regarding the medical risks associated with the coronavirus.

    • Assessments of various social distancing policies’ effectiveness, support for and compliance with these policies.

    • Changes in the work and childcare situation since the onset of the crisis.

    • Intentions and expectations regarding consumption/savings decisions, workplace security, and the effectiveness of fiscal policy measures.

    • Mental health and a list of the biggest worries for the next four weeks.

    • Trust in the government and assessments on whether the government is taking too few or too many measures in various dimensions.

  • Designed by our team: (preliminary) English translation, Dutch original.

  • Results on changes to total hours worked.

Understanding America Survey

The Understanding America Survey included a questionnaire between 2020-03-10 and 2020-03-16 with over 5000 observations. Information on the questionnaire can be found here. Certainly more to come.


The GESIS Panel is a survey administered by the Leibniz Institute of the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. As of 2019, the panel comprises 5400 individuals. The survey is administered every two months. Surveys consist of a longitudinal core study and additional submitted studies.

In late March 2020, the GESIS Panel conduced a Special Survey on the Coronavirus SARS-CoV 2 Outbreak in Germany. More information can be found here.

Germany CoViD-19 Snapshot Monitoring

This serial cross-sectional study monitors public perceptions of risk, protective and preparedness behaviours, public trust, as well as knowledge and misinformation to enable government spokespeople, the media, and health organizations to implement adequate responses in Germany.

More information can be found here and here.

International Survey on Coronavirus — large-scale international study; anybody can participate, invitations via social media. In the field since 20 March. English Questionnaire.

Epidemiological Datasets

Country Time Series of Confirmed Cases and Deaths

The John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering provides time series at the country level on this GitHub repository. Data is updated daily and available as .csv files.

Another source for such data is the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

At the regional level, we are aware of the following data sources:

For Germany disaggregate data down to the “Landkreis” level can be queried from the Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI) here. Note that the disaggregate cases do not add up to the numbers at the state and country level but only cover approximately 50 percent of cases. Another way to access the data is the NPGEO which provides the data from the RKI as well as other publicly available geographic data for Germany on topics like demographics, health, and transport.

For other countries we don’t know of datasets that are maintained at the regional level. However, we are aware of a newssite following the cases at the state / region level for the USA, Canada and Australia.

MIDAS Epidemiologic Model Estimates

The MIDAS Coordination Center collects mostly peer-reviewed estimates for parameters central to modelling CoViD-19 epidemiologically. The data can be found on this GitHub repository.

Transmission Data Using Genom Sequencing

The Nextstrain project’s data on the transmission and strains of the novel coronavirus is available on GitHub.