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
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
Bringing together existing 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
Development, testing, and implementation of the Belgian Patient Reported Experience measure for PAncreatic cancer caRE PREPARE February 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
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
Oral health data registration and evaluation system OHDRES January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Health information oral health, oral healthcare
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
PartnERship to Contrast HPV PERCH November 1, 2022 April 30, 2025 Cancer centre cervical cancer, Human papillomavirus, HPV, vaccine, vaccination, prevention, screening, coverage, awareness, campaign, sustainability, dissemination, monitoring
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
Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise JANE November 1, 2022 November 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, network of expertise, ERN, omics, high tech medical resources, poor prognosis, complex cancers, cancer prevention, survivorship, palliative care, AYA, patient empowerment
Building the EU Cancer and Public Health Genomics platform CAN.HEAL November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre genomics, personalised medicine, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, next-generation sequencing, public health
Influenza-like illness (including COVID-19) sentinel surveillance in Belgian nursing homes ILI-NH October 17, 2022 December 31, 2026 Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
European health data space pilot for secondary use of health data EHDS2 PILOT October 1, 2022 October 1, 2024 Health information Research, health data, accessibility, cross-border, European
NEw opeN Strategy for impUrity suRveillance of commErcial microbial fermentation fooD products: Food supplements and vitamins as proof of concept ENSURED October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics impurities of biological origin, genetically modified microorganisms, allergens, microbial fermentation products, food supplements, vitamins, Detection, food safety and traceability, metagenomics, high throughput sequencing, high Resolution Mass Spectometry
EU Joint Action on strengthening eHealth including telemedicine and remote monitoring for health care systems for cancer prevention and care eCAN JA September 15, 2022 September 15, 2024 Cancer centre
Belgian Health and Well-being Cohort BELHEALTH September 1, 2022 December 31, 2023 Health information cohort, health, wellbeing, survey, population, mental health
Transitioning to healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium: Priority policy actions and their multiple sustainability impacts SUSFOODBEL September 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Knowledge, attitude and practices on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in the Belgian adult population KAP-MOSQ August 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, exotic mosquito, tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, mosquito-borne disease, KAP survey, knowledge attitude and practices
Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets FEAST August 1, 2022 July 31, 2027 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of micro-organisms intentionally added to food and feed EFSA-FEED 2021 April 11, 2022 June 11, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics food safety, microbial fermentation products, genetically modified microorganisms, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics
An interdisciplinary strategy to identify medical devices as a source of allergic or pyrogenic reactions QMED January 17, 2022 January 17, 2026 Medicines and health products, Quality of laboratories , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, Mycology and aerobiology , Foodborne pathogens, Strategy external positioning risk assessment, risk management, chronic diseases, allergy, pyrogens, allergic contact dermatitis, device associated infections, analytical chemistry, in vintro testing
Antiviral medicine for early treatment of COVID-19 in residents during an outbreak in nursing homes ANTICOV-NH January 7, 2022 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak, residential care center, antiviral drugs, molnupiravir
Exploring the person-centredness of the Investigation to reveal the immune reaction upon COVID-vaccination in the Belgian cancer population: COVID protection and Vaccine safety study REAL-V January 1, 2022 March 31, 2023 patient-centered-care, life change event, clinical trials
The development and a plan for implementation of Belgian Psychosocial Recommendations and guidelines Oncology BePRO January 1, 2022 March 31, 2023 Cancer centre practice guidelines, health planning guidelines, psycho-oncology, integrative oncology, social support, health plan implementation, oncology
Mapping the Environmental Burden of Disease in Flanders EBoD-FL January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, comparative risk assessment, Environmental burden of disease, extreme temperatures, noise
Measuring Social Participation Among People Living With Chronic Diseases SPADIS January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Cancer centre epidemiology, chronic diseases, social participation, Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs)
Healthy Data e-consultation TEHDAS/AHEAD December 13, 2021 April 4, 2022 health data, public engagement
Risks of new trends concerning materials and objects in contact with food TREFCOM December 1, 2021 May 30, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, nanoparticles, heavy metals, organic migrants, risk, trends
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
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health, Cancer centre , Health information COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022 preparedness, eHealth, National Reference Centres, genomics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, Outbreaks, sequencing, NGS, WGS, Pathogen Genomics, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, tuberculosis, Influenza, listeria, salmonella, centralisation, genetics, harmonisation

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