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
Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations HYPIEND January 1, 2024 December 31, 2028 Risk and health impact assessment
Exploration of physiological reactions during controlled exposure to a 5G signal in the study of electrohypersensitivity 5GINC January 1, 2024 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment
Research on PFAS contamination in the food chain PFASFORWARD December 1, 2023 November 30, 2027 Organic contaminants and additives
International Food Policy Study Belgium IFPS Belgium November 1, 2023 October 31, 2024 Health information nutricion policies, consumer survey, dietary habits
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
A citizen-driven crowdsourcing and feedback system to stimulate research and policy relating to Flemish and local food environments. Citizen Science Food November 1, 2023 October 1, 2026 Health information citizen science, voedselomgeving, crowdsourcing
Assessing the benefits of air pollution reduction interventions on multi-morbidity and mortality in Belgium BELAIR-POL October 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Health services research
Indoor Air INDAIR September 1, 2023 Services of the managing director, Mycology and aerobiology
Next Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health NextGEM July 1, 2023 June 30, 2027 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics radiofrequency radiation, 5G, in vitro, in vivo, human exposure, gene expression, cytogenetics
Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies ECHos May 1, 2023 May 1, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, prevention, early detection & screening, rehabilitation, quality of life, paedeatric cancers, AI, Research
Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation BIMD April 1, 2023 Health information social deprivation, education, employment, income, housing, crime, health
Bringing together existing and new health data into a Belgian population cohort to assess the interaction between health, environment and society BELCOHORT February 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Health information population-based cohort, population health monitoring, physical health, mental health, social health, environment
Retail drug quality project on heroin in 2023 RADAR-heroin-23 February 1, 2023 June 30, 2023 Medicines and health products, Health information opioid crisis, fentanyl, retail level, heroin, illicit drugs, purity
Development, testing, and implementation of the Belgian Patient Reported Experience measure for PAncreatic cancer caRE PREPARE February 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
Care4Diabetes C4D February 1, 2023 January 1, 2026 Health information Diabète de type 2, programme intensif, innovation, pluridisciplinarité
Belgian Handbook for Oncological Supportive Care BeONCOsup January 1, 2023 April 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
Union and National Capacity Building for IntegraTED Surveillance (U4S) UNITED4Surveillance January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases integrated surveillance, one health, disease outbreaks, hospital surveillance, digital data
An international research project to combat diet-related diseases through innovative diet-monitoring technologies and personalised nutrition CO-DIET January 1, 2023 December 31, 2027 Health information obesity, overweight, diet, nutricion policies
EU interoperability with HERA’s IT platform EU-HIP January 1, 2023 June 30, 2025 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health threat assessment, public health surveillance, medical countermeasures, crossborder data sharing
Release of nano-objects, their aggregates and agglomerates from protective face masks Renaame January 1, 2023 March 25, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials
European Federation for Cancer Images EUCAIM January 1, 2023 January 31, 2027 Cancer centre cancer, cancer imaging, data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, prediction model
Oral health data registration and evaluation system OHDRES January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Health information oral health, oral healthcare
Burden of disease based methods for estimating the socio-economic cost of environmental stressors BEST-COST January 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information burden of disease, air pollution, noise, environmental stressors, cost of DALY
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in primary care - focus on uncomplicated uninary tract infections SARPRIC-UTI January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial resistance, AMR, primary health care, general medicine
Consolidation of national infrastructure for combined microbiological genomic-epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-WGS January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Platform, Information and communication technologies pandemic preparedness, whole genome sequencing, national reference centres for human microbiology, national eHealth infrastructure, surveillance, infectious diseases
Improved monitoring of the disease burden attributable to substance use SUBOD December 15, 2022 March 15, 2025 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, attributable burden, economic costs, mortality, prevention, tobacco, alcohol
Monitoring the import of exotic animals, wild meat and the pathogens they carry INTERCEPT December 1, 2022 December 1, 2024 Viral diseases pathogen detection, taxonomy, database, wild meat, exotic animals
Characterization of e-cigarette emissions E-CIGAER November 16, 2022 November 15, 2024 Medicines and health products
European Genomic Data Infrastructure GDI November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Cancer centre genomics, data infrastructure, health data, Research, personalised medicine, Beyond 1Million Genomes (B1MG), 1+MillionGenomes (1+MG), European Health Data Space (EHDS) Data Sharing, European Health Research and Innovation Cloud (HRIC)
Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres CraNE November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, comprehensive cancer centres, cancer care organisation and networks, expertise

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