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), 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.

The study has ethical approval from UNU-WIDER.