Projects

Last updated on 16-2-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

Our research projects illustrate the important role science and research plays at Sciensano. You can explore how science is conducted and the many types of science performed at Sciensano. You can find out about our partnerships and how Sciensano invests in research. You can also access reports and publications related to Sciensano’s scientific activities and discover the faces and places that make science happen at Sciensano. 

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
Expertise laboratory for GMO analysis GMOlab January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO detection, qPCR, GMO, food safety, GMM
Network of pediatric infectious disease surveillance PediSurv October 1, 2002 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities NSIH-LTCF January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance long-term care facility, residential care center, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, COVID-19
Database of substances known by the Member States of the Council of Europe and used in food contact materials FCM Dbase January 1, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives database, food contact materials, QSAR, legislation, Council of Europe, risk indicator
Health Interview Survey HIS January 1, 1996 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention, obesity, mental health
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research neuromuscular diseases, register
Development, testing, and implementation of the Belgian Patient Reported Experience measure for PAncreatic cancer caRE PREPARE February 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
National surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-SEP January 1, 1992 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance bloedstroominfectie, ziekenhuis-geassocieerde infectie, surveillance, Belgium
European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance: Belgium EARS-BE January 1, 2000 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance klinisch laboratorium, ziekenhuis, zorginfectie, ECDC, WHO
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
Network of General Practitioners SGPs January 1, 1979 Health services research, Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel, general practice
The Belgian Survey on Drugs DrugVibes April 1, 2019 Health information illegal drugs, illegal medicine, lifestyle risk factors, cannabis, weed, marijuana, hashish, powder cocaine, coke, crack cocaine, base, ecstasy, XTC, MDMA, amphetamines, speed, heroin, methamphetamines, crystal meth, GHB, GBL, liquid ecstasy, ketamine, LSD, hallucinogens, magic mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca, alcohol, laughing gas, new psychoactive substances, opioid medication, tranquilizers, stimulant medication
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials
Antibiotics and resistance AMR-human January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections
Focal Point International Data Collection FocalPoint November 1, 2007 Health information health information
Assessment of the toxicity of pesticides for agricultural use at national and international level PESTBIONAT & PESTINT January 2, 1990 Risk and health impact assessment pesticides, plant protection products, toxicity, hazard and risk assessment
The Belgian Paediatric Palliative Care group: BPPC group BPPC March 30, 2015 Cancer centre ethics, patients, palliative, international, children, cancer
Belgian ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ Mirror Group BE EBCP October 21, 2021 Cancer centre european project, cancer prevention, cancer care, project monitoring, evaluation, cancer research
National Certification Committee for poliomyelitis eradication NCC January 1, 1997 global polio eradiction initiative, poliomyelitis (polio), eradiction, polio, WHO, Global Certification Commission, National Certification Committee, European Regional Commission for Certification of poliomyelitis Eradiction, polio-free, EV surveillance, enterovirus, health authorities, action plan
Surveillance of Belgian honeybees colonies mortality 2017-2018 HealthyBee September 22, 2016 honeybee, mortality, bee health surveillance, Apis Mellifera, random forest, Varroa Destructor, apiary management, risk factors
CBRN transversal expert group coordination CBRN Coordination February 1, 2018 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Coordination of veterinary activities and veterinary epidemiology, Exotic and vector-borne diseases, Veterinary bacteriology, Crisis Coordination
Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator Register BTDIR January 1, 2011 Health information
Central Biobank Platform Biobank April 1, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) future scientific research, biobanking, contribution study results, management health problems, public health
National surveillance of surgical site infections NSIH-SSI January 1, 2001 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, postoperatieve wondinfectie, zorginfectie
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection surveillance by a sentinel network of hospitals SARI January 1, 2012 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases SARI surveillance, severe acute respiratory infections, sentinel, Influenza
Molecular database foodborne outbreak MolDbFBO October 1, 2016 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics foodborne pathogens, typing, molecular database, outbreak investigation
The Belgian contribution to the international Orphanet database for rare diseases and orphan drugs Orphanet Belgium January 1, 2001 Health services research rare diseases and disorders, orphan drugs, database, world wide web, availability of Health Services
Outbreak Support Team OST November 21, 2013 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance outbreak support team, OST, multidrug resistant organisms, MDRO, antibiotic resistance, chronic care institution, residential care center, ziekenhuis, infection prevention and control, IPC
National surveillance of nosocomial infections in intensive care. NSIH-ICU January 1, 1997 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, intensieve zorg, zorginfectie, ECDC

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