The Corona Contact Network – CoKoNet – is a citizen science project of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria.
The project ran from March 2020 to March 2021 to jointly create a collective diary on the changes of our (personal and virtual) social interaction networks due to the Corona pandemic.
We were able to collect data from many participants in anonymous and repeated diary entries over the course of the first year of the pandemic on the number and duration
of their social contact, as well as on other activities like sports, shopping and hobbies. This allows us now to statistically analyse how the short- and long-term dynamics of our habits have been changing in relation to the infection numbers for the first year of the pandemic.
All participants received their own personal diary in graphical summaries, and could read after every diary entry in our “Science Facts”, how animals protect themselves against infectious diseases.
Currently, the data are analysed statistically by IST Austria scientists to become part of the IST Austria Science Education Programme with the help of our outreach and communications team.
Thanks again to all participants for the steady support of the project!
Your CoKoNet project team
For questions or feedback on the CoKoNet project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.