The Austrian Corona Panel Project (ACPP) aims at the representative, prompt and longitudinal capture of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the Austrian population. It measures how the Austrian population perceives health-related and economic risks as well as social, psychical, democratic and communicative aspects, and the compliance with pandemic containment measures. Our analyses cover five key domains: (1) the individual perceptions of the crisis, (2) emotional and psychological effects, (3) fundamental attitudes and dispositions underpinning individual crisis management, (4) situational preferences during the crisis, and (5) individual responses to the crisis and the political measures employed to mitigate the crisis. Between end of March and end of May 2020, 10 survey waves were carried out, the first 5 of which were funded by an WWTF grant. Further waves were realized with the help of other funding that were facilitated by the initial WWTF funding. The data are available to researchers for scientific use and thus implement the principles for Open Science. Results and analyses are published regularly at https://viecer.univie.ac.at/corona-blog/.