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
Health Data Enabled for Re-use Across Belgium HeDERA June 6, 2024 Health information
Prevalence study in connection to the carriage of resistant germs in Belgian residential care homes. MRDO-studie in WZC April 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Qualitative study in former smokers and current smokers unwilling of unable to quit TabakTalks March 1, 2024 September 30, 2024 Health information, Cancer centre
Accelerating demand-driven tools for paediatric innovation adoption: a collaborative roadmap for Europe ADD4KIDS January 15, 2024 January 14, 2025 Cancer centre
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
Metal impurities in food additives and their contribution to dietary metal exposure in Belgium METALFOOD@ January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives
Quality, Utility and Maturity Measured; Developing a Data Quality and Utility Label for the European Health Data Space for secondary use (HealthData@EU) QUANTUM January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Health information
European Vaccination Beyond COVID-19 EUVABECO January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Strategy for genomic surveillance of pathogens in wastewater CLIMPATHIC January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics
Joint Action on Contribution to the Cancer Inequalities Registry to Monitor National Cancer Control Policies (OriON) OriON January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Cancer centre
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
Joint Action on Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention: Action on Health Determinants JA PreventNCD January 1, 2024 December 31, 2027 Health information, Cancer centre prevention, health determinants, cancer, non-communicable diseases
Belgian federal components and national node development for the ESFRI research infrastructure, METROFOOD, for the promotion of metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD-FED.BE December 15, 2023 December 15, 2026 Chemical and physical health risks
Research on PFAS contamination in the food chain PFASFORWARD December 1, 2023 November 30, 2027 Organic contaminants and additives
The Belgian Pandemic Intelligence Network BE-PIN December 1, 2023 March 1, 2027 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Crisis Coordination
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
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
International Food Policy Study Belgium IFPS Belgium November 1, 2023 October 31, 2024 Health information nutricion policies, consumer survey, dietary habits
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
Mass spectrometry methodology for the detection of chemical and biological compounds involved in CBRNe incidents CBRNe MS August 16, 2023 August 16, 2026 Medicines and health products, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry
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
Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructure for the European Union CC4EU May 1, 2023 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre health service, health care research, knowledge infrastructure, network infrastructure, quality of health care, operators of critical infrastructure, comprehensive cancer infrastructure, comprehensive cancer centres, capacity building, tailored interventions, team training, integrating research and care, maturity model inequalities
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
Needs Examination, Evaluation and Dissemination NEED April 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information Unmet medical needs, chronic diseases, rare diseases, summary measures of population health
Belgian Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams BEAST April 1, 2023 September 30, 2024 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation BIMD April 1, 2023 Health information social deprivation, education, employment, income, housing, crime, health
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

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