Covid-19 data sources of IDAN partners


With the pandemic, many countries have launched emergency surveys or added specific modules to regular statistical operations to monitor its evolution and impact in many areas. Researchers are eagerly waiting for these data sources, therefore their rapid availability is more crucial than ever. Within this framework, this page provides information on data sources to which IDAN partners provide access as well as other potentially accessible sources in order to facilitate comparative research on the pandemic and its impacts.


The Covid-19 health crisis had and will have a major impact on our society. In order to monitor its evolution and to measure its consequences, the scientific community and public institutions can rely, among others, on quantitative data sources, be it survey or administrative data. From its main mission of providing confidential access to highly detailed and sensitive data and its commitment to the promotion of public research, the CASD is fully mobilized to support users in this process. Within this framework, the CASD has published a list of highly detailed data sources that may be particularly useful for research on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has implemented a special page addressing the multitude of effects that the pandemic and the associated policy measures have. On this webpage you can find economical, social, and financial impacts of the pandemic, and consequences for education and labour market. When you click on one of the tiles and select a topic, you will find the reference to the data source below each graph. The underlying tables can directly be downloaded as .csv file. For getting access to the micro-level data please email to:
In addition, the CBS provides a Coronovirus dashboard. The dashboard present the up-to-date overview of well-being in the Netherlands, divided over nine themes.
Finally, one of the external partners of the CBS, the LISS panel, has carried out a special survey on Gender inequalities in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a special survey on the Corona virus in general. These survey data are free to use for registered scientific researchers, and can also easily be linked to CBS Microdata. A link file between the population of LISS panel participants and our microdata is available in the CBS Remote Access. You can find more information on the LISS panel Covid-19 survey data on this webpage (choose assembled studies 210 and 221).

The GESIS has multiple data sources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In what follows, you can find a list of these data sources with a link to a dedicated webpage for each source where more related information is available (abstract, authors, access conditions).

The IAB has launched two surveys in 2020 to investigate the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. These are the “Panel Establishments in the Covid-19 Crisis” (IAB BeCovid) and the “High-frequency Online Personal Panel” (IAB-HOPP). Both surveys run from 2020 till 2021 and both are currently available to the research community. For information on other and various data sets at the IAB, including data covering Covid-19, you can visit the IAB website.

To support the need to understand the impact of the pandemic on the UK society and economy, eight new COVID-19 related datasets have currently been made available (in addition to 11 other new datasets) since March 2020. The investment from ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) has helped us to acquire and curate these datasets as well as improve the capacity and performance of the SRS to support vital COVID-19 research and implement our new online Research Accreditation Service (RAS), which is enabling researchers to submit and track their applications and service requests.You can download an Excel spreadsheet of the ONS data catalogue (the February 2021 version) which is published on the ONS website. The COVID datasets are listed from row 2 to 11.

The UKDS has published a list of sudies that are currently investigating the impact of COVID-19, the topics they cover and further information from the agencies running them. You can find this list on the UKDS website.