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Project Lockdown: Researchers

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Project Lockdown (The IO Foundation)

  • 24 people are interested

We are looking for Researchers who will work on our key dates database.

*The key dates database is a Google Sheet containing all the dates that government pronouncements were made in relation to COVID-19 measures and legal changes made to the status of a territory (e.g. State of Emergency). The key dates database is imperative for completing the reviewing of data for any territory.

You could be a good fit for this position if:
  • you have excellent internet search skills and are able to locate hard to find official sources and determine start and end dates for all implemented government measures;
  • you are very patient and pay attention to detail,
  • you are interested in working as part of a small team (the key dates database team) as well as the full Research team,
  • you have excellent communication skills and can commit to regularly updating the team and communicate with them via Slack,
  • you ideally reside in the region (or territory) that you are working on and have knowledge of the COVID-19 situation in your territory or region. This would also incorporate some language skills for this region/territory.
Future opportunities: If you enjoy the work and want to continue with the research team, you have the opportunity to later take on the role of a Review Editor, drawing on your extensive knowledge of the key dates database.

If this sounds like a role you might be interested in, please tell us a little about yourself and why you want to volunteer with us!

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About Project Lockdown (The IO Foundation)


Riia tn 128, Tartu, Estonia 50411, CA

Mission Statement

Project Lockdown maps the different Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions enforced by governments across the globe in response to the COVID-19 crisis in order to visualize the success of different pandemic response measures, monitor effects on Human and Digital Rights, and clarify evaluation metrics.


Lockdown, quarantine, and isolation measures have been implemented across the globe to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its strain on medical infrastructure. Project Lockdown is an open-source interactive map that empowers citizens, journalists, and human rights workers to easily analyze the social and political effects of these measures.

We are a global team of volunteers and developed the Beta map during the #EUvsVirus hackathon in late-April, where we won second place for the "Protection of Citizens & Democracy" challenge, and have since launched publicly! Our growing team consists of Data Scientists, Editors, Designers, and Web Developers, and we have support teams in Human Resources, Resource Allocation, Documentation, and Marketing and Communications. We foresee long-term viability for this project and welcome international volunteers!

Check out our interactive map at: https://projectlockdown.world/.

Advocacy & Human Rights


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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  • ~10 hours weekly

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