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Dataset: Elisa cohort study on SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Cite this dataset

Katalinic, Alexander; Rupp, Jan; Klein, Christine (2022). Dataset: Elisa cohort study on SARS-CoV-2 transmission [Dataset]. Dryad.


The Elisa study is a population-based cohort study in Lübeck and the surrounding area (northern Germany) with the aim to determine the prevalence and influencing factors of infections with the Sars-CoV2 over a one-year period. The study collected data from April 2020 to February 2021. A cohort of 3000 randomly selected individuals were screened by swab (PCR) for active corona infection and blood draws were performed to determine antibodies at seven time points. In addition, continuous app-based questionnaires were administered to study participants regarding symptoms, behavior, and social factors.

The data set consists of a file with baseline variables and examination results for the 3000 participants and another file with the continuous survey data (90,000 interviews).


For details note the ReadMe file.

Please also refer to publication: Klein C. et al. One-year surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 transmission of the ELISA Cohort: A model for population-based monitoring of infection risk. AAAS. 2022. accepted for publication.

Usage notes

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Award: BMBF - FKZ 01KX2021 (COVID-19 Research Network - B-FAST )

State of Schleswig-Holstein

Tuberculosis Foundation SH & crowdfunding