ESS: Using survey data to understand the crisis
European Social Survey data collected in up to 38 countries across Europe every two years since 2002 remains freely available for anyone to access and analyse. In particular, consideration of responses to survey questions on happiness, loneliness, social relationships, health and wellbeing as well as trust in other people, government and institutions (including health services) is helpful for providing some context to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, 20 items asking people specifically about Coronavirus will be included in the ESS Round 10 (2020/21) questionnaire. Half of these questions will be selected for inclusion following a call for proposals open to all academics and researchers.
LIR: Research on COVID-19 impact on mental health
The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) provides a wide range resources and information about how to psychologically deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and how to stay mentally healthy, and participates in number of relative research studies. Amongst them, the large multilingual study DynaCORE-C and its longitudinal arm DynaCORE-L, which examine the psychological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic using anonymous online surveys. Other related studies, available only in German, include LORA-COVID, COSMO-Panel, COVID-19-Intensiv, and the upcoming online-training study Auf Kurs Bleiben (Stay on track).
Web-Survey: Living and Working in Coronavirus Times
The WageIndicator Foundation, a CLARIN ERIC collaborator, has launched a web survey "Living and Working in Coronavirus Times" in 140 countries in the national languages of these countries to discover what the Corona virus lockdown makes easier or tougher, and how the COVID-19 affects people's jobs, lives and mood. The data of the survey is freely available for non-commercial research, at the IDSC Research Data Center of IZA - Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn.
SHARE: Data on Europe’s older risk population
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is ideally suited to examine how the high-risk group of the older individuals is coping with the health-related and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. SHARE provides a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database on the health and socioeconomic living conditions of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older in 27 European countries and Israel, and this every two years since 2004. SHARE is embedded in a worldwide network of harmonized ageing surveys. Hence, SHARE permits European and even worldwide comparisons of how well the healthcare and social systems have responded to the pandemic and which lessons should be drawn for the future.