How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted you?

The RESISTIRÉ team is releasing a new mobile application-based survey to collect quantitative indicators on the attitudes and experiences of people during the pandemic. The survey contributes towards developing future policies with the aim of reducing inequalities arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more in the FAQ below.


What is the survey about?

The survey investigates how the pandemic and its associated responses have impacted the following areas of study:

  • Gender-based violence
  • Work and labour market
  • Gender pay and pension gaps
  • Gender care gap
  • Decision-making and politics
  • Environmental justice
  • Human and fundamental rights
Who can participate in the survey?

Any adult residing in the EU27, UK, Turkey, Serbia, and Iceland is welcome to participate. The app is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

How long does it take?

After downloading the app and validating the participation consent form, participants will be asked a series of questions about their socio-demographic background, which will take no more than 15 minutes. Participants are then asked to complete a survey of no more than 20 minutes on their attitudes on COVID-19 pandemic responses.

Why do I need to log in?

A log in is required for survey participation in order to prevent robots from accessing the questionnaire. It also enables the app to track answered questions when notifying users on new question modules available.

Is the survey data anonymous?

All the information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties. The only people who will have access to data are the members of the research team. While the research is in progress, survey responses will be password-protected and stored securely in the researchers’ computers.

Data generated by the study will be retained in accordance with the University’s policy on Academic Integrity. Data generated in the course of the research will be kept securely in paper or electronic form for a period of ten years after the completion of the research project. 

At the start of each 30-day interval, the research team will create a new dataset in which a new random unique ID is assigned to each participant and all PII (email) information is removed from the data, as well as any data from respondents who have elected to withdraw their participation from the study.


Who can access survey data and where is it stored?

RESISTIRÉ partner Oxford Brookes University is responsible for hosting and managing the app data collection. All app data is collected on a cloud database linked to the AppSheet app development platform. This cloud repository is hosted through the OBU Google Workspace and can only be accessed by OBU personnel who have been granted ethics approval to access raw data collected by the app.

Will the data be shared?

Following OBU ethics committee approvals, only aggregated data can be published and disseminated. Data will be aggregated by time interval, nation, demographic categories, and gender dimensions (modules). Statistical analysis done on these data will be used to inform data visualisations for wider dissemination.

Aggregated datasets will be uploaded to the project’s Zenodo repository.