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The CoronaNet Research Project is dedicated to compiling a database of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary focus is to collect and compile maximum relevant data on the various fine-grained actions that governments are taking to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organized by Cindy Cheng and Luca Messerschmidt at Tim Büthe’s Chair for International Relations at TU Munich Hochschule für Politik.

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ACAPS is an independent information provider, free from the bias or vested interests of a specific enterprise, sector, or region. As independent specialists in humanitarian needs analysis and assessment, we are not affiliated to the UN or any other organisation. This helps guarantee that the ACAPS analysis is objective and evidence-based.

Represented by Angeliki Nika, Alex Howes and Steve Penson.


The Complexity Science Hub (CSH) Covid-19 Control Strategies List (CCCSL) – in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna – is an open-source dataset on government interventions implemented in response to Covid-19. As of today it covers 57 countries and ~10,000 interventions. Our primary goal was to assess the effectiveness of single interventions on the spread of Covid-19. has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Programme call H2020-INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019, grant Agreement number 831644.

Represented by Amélie Desvars-Larrive.


The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) at the Blavatnik School of Government systematically collects information on several different common policy responses that governments have taken to respond to the pandemic on 18 indicators such as school closures and travel restrictions. It now has data from more than 180 countries.

Represented by Thomas Hale, Anna Petherick and Yuxi Zhang


The Health Intervention Tracking for COVID-19 (HIT-COVID) is a curated and standardized global database that catalogues the implementation and relaxation of COVID-19 related PHSM (Public Health and Social Measures).

Represented by Sophia Zweig, Alex Zapf, Qulu Zheng,and Hanmeng Xu.

Oxford SuperTracker

The SuperTracker gives immediate access to existing policy trackers, novel datasets and surveys. The tool allows users to search and identify relevant information resources across policy areas, countries and data types.

Represented by Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Lukas Lehner.


International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for capacity building, policy exchange and research across global science advisory national. In 2020, INGSA ran INGSA covid-19 tracker in which the network’s members from over 100 countries collected data on the evidence used to inform policy decisions.

While the tracker no longer collects data, INGSA continues to conduct global scans on social policy issues as part of the International Public Policy Observatory.

Represented by Tatjana Buklijas and Naomi Simon-Kumar.


The Response2covid19 dataset aims at rigorously tracking and comparing governments’ responses to face the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of researchers led by Simon Porcher collects information on the implementation and scale of 20 policy responses, and aggregates them to create two global indexes of governments’ interventions.

Represented by Simon Porcher.

Project Lockdown

Project Lockdown (PL), an initiative from The IO Foundation, is a civic tech, interactive platform providing an overview of the state of Human and Digital Rights around the globe. It evaluates policies obtained from high quality sources that may impact their observance. It provides, among other tools, a layered map interface that allows for a visual representation of the policies adopted, assisting a broad range of stakeholders in understanding the global state of their Rights empowering them to become active agents of global change.

Represented by Jean F. Quéralt.


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Please feel free to contact us via this email:

Luca Messerschmidt | Hochschule für Politik at the TU Munich
Richard-Wagner-Straße 1, 80333 München, Germany

CoronaNet is part of the PERISCOPE consortium, a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (agreement no. 101016233)

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