Policy research tool
The IPPO Living Map: a searchable database of evidence on the social impacts of COVID-19
The IPPO Living Map offers an easy-to-search, international database of systematic reviews of research about the social impacts of COVID-19. The scope of the Living Map is social sciences research evidence on COVID-19, including (but not limited to) IPPO’s priority topic areas: mental health, education, housing, care, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, vulnerable communities, and online life.
The Living Map is being continuously maintained by a team of researchers at one of the partner organisations that make up IPPO, the EPPI-Centre at UCL, using a suite of new technologies in EPPI-Reviewer that supports living systematic reviews and maps. The map contains bibliographic records of systematic reviews organised by topic(s), population(s), and other selected review characteristics.
Version 1 of the Living Map was published on Friday 26 March 2021. Work to date has focused primarily on identifying systematic reviews of research evidence on COVID-19 and mental health and wellbeing. An updated version of the Living Map will be published on the last Friday of every month.
For a more detailed explanation of how to use the IPPO Living Map, click here.