Life with Corona was initiated by a team of social scientists from ISDC – International Security and Development Center, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), the University of Konstanz, and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). The project is led by Tilman Brück (ISDC/IGZ), Patricia Justino (UNU-WIDER), Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz) and Wolfgang Stojetz (ISDC).
The project team is supported by various volunteers and a network of collaborating organisations and institutions (Life with Corona network members) from around the world. The study went live on 23 March 2020, and the current round two of the survey as been running since 30 September, 2020.
The study has ethical approval from UNU-WIDER.