Projects

Last updated on 11-10-2018 by Pierre Daubresse

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. It illustrates our contribution to healthy all life long.

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
Study on the prevalence of antibodies against the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the Belgian population SalivaHIS January 1, 2021 June 30, 2022 Viral diseases, Immune response, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM), Lifestyle and chronic diseases Staat van gezondheid, gezondheidsdeterminant, seroprevalentie, coronavirus, COVID-19
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory
Address and Reduce Drug Use of Inmates and Ex-inmates through Data Analysis and Intervention Programs PRS20 January 1, 2021 December 31, 2022 Lifestyle and chronic diseases licit and illicit drugs, drug use, monitoring drugs, patterns of use
Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform AHEAD January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Cancer centre health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Linking of registers for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance LINK-VACC January 1, 2021 January 31, 2024 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, corona virus, vaccine, vaccinale effectiviteit, surveillance
Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium HELICON January 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Epidemiology of infectious diseases health inequalities, health economics, delayed healthcare use, socio-demographic resilience, cohort study, excess mortality
Development and evaluation of approaches for detection of organisms modified by new genome editing techniques GENEDIT - RF20/6342 January 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 gene-edited organisms, GMO, Detection, food safety, traceability
Harmonised indicators for measuring progress toward more sustainable, healthier food systems INFORMAS 2.0 December 1, 2020 October 31, 2024 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, food environments, food systems, sustainability
Determination of the predominant (co-)occurrences and single and combined exposures of food additives in the diet of different groups of the Belgian population MULTI_EXP_ADD December 1, 2020 December 31, 2021 food additives, reformulation, multi-method, usage, exposure assessment
Population Health Information Research Infrastructure PHIRI November 1, 2020 November 1, 2023 Epidemiology and public health, Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Cancer centre health information system, population health, research infrastructure, federated services, cross-border data sharing, rapid policy response, health information portal, foresight
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition in Europe Best-ReMaP October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases food reformulation, food marketing, Europe, food supply monitoring
Understanding the dynamics and consequences of new psychoactive substances use in a rapidly changing (online) drug market SCANNER October 1, 2020 November 30, 2022 Lifestyle and chronic diseases NPS, new psychoactive substances, illicit drugs, drug use, influence legislation, ringtesting, proficiency testing, helplines and drug checking services, civil society organisations, fentanyl hotspots
Prevalence and Incidence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in children and school staff for one year in Belgium: A seroepidemiological prospective cohort study SeroCoBelChild October 1, 2020 March 31, 2022 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance SARS-CoV-2, antibodies, seroprevalence, school environment, children, school staff, Belgium
COVID-19-Barometer in general practices - version 2.0 COVID-19 BM 2.0 October 1, 2020 September 30, 2022 Health services research COVID-19, surveillance, médecine générale, soins de santé primaire
Strengthen the capacity of governments and researchers in the evaluation of public policies on healthy food environments in Francophone West Africa to prevent the triple burden of malnutrition NCDs-WAfrica October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, triple burden of malnutrition
National surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in sewage. CoVWWSurv September 14, 2020 September 14, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, surveillance, environment, variants, applied genomics, wastewater
Infusion factors for pesticide residues in tea and infusions PESTEAFUSE August 1, 2020 March 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, tea, infusion, transfer factors
Impact of COVID-19 on the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion euPrevent COVID August 1, 2020 December 31, 2021 coronavirus
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 Lifestyle and chronic diseases overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
Context-Specific Interventions for Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in East Africa RECAP April 1, 2020 March 31, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, food marketing
Monitoring the performance of detection methods for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using sequencing data COVIPRIM April 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Lifestyle and chronic diseases modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle
SARS-CoV-2 prevalence, seroprevalence and seroconversion among healthcare workers in Belgium during the COVID-19 outbreak between April 2020 and April 2021 SARS-CoV-2 HCW March 1, 2020 July 31, 2021 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, seroprevalence, healthcare worker, infection control, public health
Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space TEHDAS February 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 health information system, Joint Action, data linkage, cross-border data sharing, health care system, population health
Evaluation of the types, efficient use and health risks of application of silver-based biocides to provide antimicrobial properties to face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis AgMask January 10, 2020 September 30, 2022 Chemical and physical health risks, Trace elements and nanomaterials silver, biocide, face mask, silver nanoparticles, nanoparticles, nanomaterials
Analysis of genotoxic flavouring substances in foodstuffs FLAVOURAN January 6, 2020 April 30, 2022 flavouring substances, genotoxicity, SAFE extraction, GC-MS

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