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
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
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
Release of nano-objects, their aggregates and agglomerates from protective face masks Renaame January 1, 2023 March 25, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials
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
The societal and economic effects of public health interventions from an exposome approach: Titanium dioxide as a case study EXPTiO2 November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Strategy external positioning titanium dioxide, exposome, food consumption, exposure assessment
Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise JANE November 1, 2022 November 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, network of expertise, European Reference Network (ERN), omics, high tech medical resources, poor prognosis, complex cancers, cancer prevention, survivorship, palliative care, AYA, patient empowerment
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
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 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
Belgians debate the COVID-19 vaccination Coronaconsultaties October 15, 2022 March 1, 2021 Kankercentrum COVID-19, focus groups, vaccination, ethics, citizen engagement
Fingerprinting of Smoke and Vape Products PrintSmoke October 1, 2022 September 30, 2026 Medicines and health products e-cigarettes, tobacco products, additives, illegal components
Metrological traceability of measurement data from nano to small-microplastics for a greener environment and food safety PlasticTrace October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Trace elements and nanomaterials
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
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
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 networks, expertise, cancer
Study of the potential migration of substances from straws and takeaway articles made from paper and board and the potential impact on public health MIGRACARTO September 15, 2022 June 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives
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
Strengthening Cancer Screening data collection to update European Cancer Information System and improve quality and coverage of cancer screening programmes in Europe CanScreen-ECIS September 1, 2022 March 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer screening, screening, monitoring, data management system, integration into ECIS, performance indicators, inequity, inequalities, new screening approaches, new cancer sites
A Coordination and Support Action to prepare platform: September 1, 2022 December 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, cancer research challenges, federated cancer data hub
Belgian Health and Well-being Cohort BELHEALTH September 1, 2022 Health information cohort, health, wellbeing, survey, population, mental health
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
Monitoring the work-related well-being of professionals from the health care and social care sectors in Belgium August 1, 2022 December 31, 2023 Health services research mental health, health system performance assessment

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