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
Coordination of the Risk Assessment Group RAG January 1, 2007 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Avian virology and immunology, Crisis Coordination risk analysis, crisis management
Belgian Genetic Test Database BGTD September 1, 2017 Health services research rare disease, genetic test, website, Orphanet, genetic centre
Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation BIMD April 1, 2023 Health information social deprivation, education, employment, income, housing, crime, health
Belgian Hospitals – Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption BeH-SAC January 1, 2007 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hospital, surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, antimicrobial stewardship
Food monitoring system to track the nutritional quality of food products on the Belgian market NUTRITRACK October 1, 2018 Health information nutritional quality, food monitoring, sugar, salt, saturated fat, energy, food supply, food reformulation
Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Public Health NGS&Bio-IT February 2, 2015 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, pathogen, public health
Belgian Early Warning System on Drugs BEWSD June 16, 1997 Health information illicit drugs, new psychoactive substances, NPS, monitoring, EMCDDA
Improvement of anti-TB treatment by study of antibiotic resistance mechanisms TB drugs June 24, 2013 Bacterial diseases mycobacterium tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, genetic changes, protein structure, mutants, DNA sequencing
Human biomonitoring in the Walloon region BMH-Wal March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, trace elements, heavy metals, exposure
Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental health of Health caRe wOrkErS in Belgium BE-HEROES June 1, 2020 COVID-19, healthcare worker, mental health, SARS-CoV-2, seroprevalence
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - Belgium COSI June 1, 2020 Health information overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research
VALidation of HUman papillomavirus assays and collection DEvices for HPV testing on Self-samples and urine samples VALHUDES December 1, 2017 Cancer centre cervical cancer, diagnostic test accuracy, screening, self-sampling, test validation, valhudes
BCCM/IHEM fungi collection: human and animal health BCCM/IHEM January 1, 2016 Mycology and aerobiology
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance CJD surveillance January 1, 1998 Epidemiology of infectious diseases neurology, mad cow disease, prion
Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group FERG September 25, 2006 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, food safety, foodborne disease
Transversal platform of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology BIOTECH Platform January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics molecular biology, applied genomics, transversal platform, NGS, Sanger, sequencing, expertise, training, collaborative research project, service, centralisation, genetics, epigenetics
Notifiable infectious diseases EPI January 1, 2007 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Central Registry Rare Diseases CRRD January 1, 2012 Health services research patient registry, rare diseases, epidemiology, genetic centre, ORPHA-code, Healthdata.be, clinical trial recruitment, common data set
National reference laboratory for bee diseases NRL BEE January 1, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases national reference laboratory, bees, diagnosis of bee diseases
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals ECDC-PPS January 1, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance nosocomial infection, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, acute hospitals
Manufacture and use of artisanal cookware, an important route of lead (Pb) exposure in the former Katanga province (Congo) Katanga March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, heavy metals, food consumptionn food safety, biomonitoring
National reference laboratory for Avian Influenza for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg NRL AI January 1, 1993 Avian virology and immunology Avian Influenza, notifiable disease
The cost of current versus healthy sustainable diets in Belgium DIETCOST October 1, 2018 Health information cost of diets, food environments, affordability, sustainability, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed food products
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinics IQED-Foot July 1, 2014 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic foot, quality improvement, feedback audit
National surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in wastewater. CoVWWSurv September 14, 2020 Foodborne pathogens, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, surveillance, environment, variants, applied genomics, wastewater
TekenNet/TiquesNet/ZeckenNet TiquesNet June 1, 2015 Epidemiology of infectious diseases ticks, tick bites, risk map, citizen surveillance, prevention, Lyme borreliosis
Surveillance of pollen and fungal spores in the outdoor air in Belgium AirAllergy January 1, 1982 Mycology and aerobiology pollen, rhinitis, allergy
National Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-CDIF January 1, 2006 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance clostridioides difficile, healthcare-associated infection, long-term care facility, nursing home, hospital, infection prevention and control
Standardized Procedures of Mortality Analysis SPMA January 1, 2002 Health information Overall mortality, Cause specific mortality, Perinatality, Midyear population, Births, Infant mortality

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