Values and standards

All of Sciensano’s actions are guided by the health of humans and animals. In particular, we strive to create a safe working environment that promotes the development of each person as well as the development of science. Inclusion, diversity and the fight against discrimination are at the heart of our concerns.

In this regard, Sciensano has set itself the goal of achieving gender equality, removing gender-based structural barriers and preventing potential future disadvantages. For us, the pursuit of equal opportunities also includes promoting a pleasant workplace and improving the compatibility of work and family life for all our employees.

In 2021, we strengthened our involvement in this domain with the preparation of an ambitious but realistic Gender Equality Plan (GEP). By involving all actors within our organization in the process, we also strive for a culture of equal opportunities and contribute to a better quality of research.

for more information about our GEP 

Our Values and Standards

What we believe in


We seek solutions that meet new issues or requirements.


Aware of our surroundings, we anticipate expectations and needs.


We treat everyone in a polite and respectful way.


Our work is based on facts, we are never influenced by personal beliefs or feelings.

Scientific approach

We use rigorous scientific methods in our research and for our advice.

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Working at Sciensano means contributing to our motto 'healthy all life long'.

Sciensano is interested in partnering to further its public health mission.

Sciensano is the point of contact for public health issues.

5 scientific directorates supported by administrative offices.

For more than a century, Sciensano has been a reference in the field of health.

Sciensano’s employees recognise their responsibilities and share core values.

Sciensano must implement all necessary measures to ensure the reliability of its work.

Sciensano responds to emergencies that may affect public health.

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