Participate in the 5th COVID-19 health survey

The 5th COVID health survey is available online! Using this survey, we aim to study the impact of the 2nd lockdown on your well-being and lifestyle. In addition, we will assess your opinion about COVID-19 vaccination strategies. Share your experience and opinions through our new questionnaire!

The previous COVID-19 health surveys could count on more than 30,000 participants each! Once again, we rely on your participation.

METROFOOD-RI open calls: apply for free access to food safety and food quality services

METROFOOD is an EU-funded ESFRI project, aiming to establish a new European Research Infrastructure (RI) to increase efficiency in food quality and food safety research. It provides and coordinates high-level metrological services on a European scale. The research project now launches 2 open calls with the possibility to get subsidised access to the project’s facilities. Is your project well aligned with the aims of METROFOOD-RI and does it meet the technical, scientific and ethical requirements? Apply here to receive subsidised services!

5G-technology: fact check

Recently, the new  mobile network 5G was launched in Belgium. This fifth generation of wireless communication technology raises a lot of questions and concerns. Together with the fact that, so far, very little research has been done on the health effects of 5G, fake news and conspiracy theories emerged. 

COVID-19 study: do COVID-19 antibodies protect against a new infection?

Researchers from the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the University of Antwerp and Sciensano will follow up health workers who have already become ill with the COVID-19 virus. During a possible new outbreak of the virus, health workers are most at risk for a new infection. The research is led by ITM and supported through an accelerated procedure by the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek — Vlaanderen (FWO) to respond to the urgency of COVID-19 research.

The 2nd COVID-19 Health Interview Survey is online: Sciensano calls upon you!

The 1st COVID-19 health survey could count on 44,000 participants, thank you for that! Today we launch our 2nd survey, which focuses on the impact of the current crisis on our lifestyle and wellbeing. We are also counting on your massive participation now!

44,000 thanks to everyone who participated in the first COVID-19 health interview survey! Today we launched our second study, which focuses on our lifestyle and well-being during the current crisis. Once again we rely on a massive participation of the citizens!

The COVID-19 figures: Sciensano collects, verifies and publishes

Ever since the virus appeared in Belgium, Sciensano has been collecting data on the number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19. A range of collection and analysis methods were set up for this, which are regularly adjusted in order to provide the best possible picture of the current epidemic situation. An impressive operation, carried out across the country, rests upon the shoulders of dozens of scientists, with the sole aim of providing experts, authorities and the population with the necessary information.

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