Projects

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
The Orphanet Encyclopedia, Terminology and Website in Dutch OrphaDutch January 1, 2013 Health services research rare diseases and disorders, orphan drugs, world wide web, accessibility of Health Services, terminology, Snomed-CT, nomenclature, disease coding
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
Food contaminants CONTAM July 2, 2012 June 30, 2024 food contaminants, risk assessment, consumer exposure
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials arsenic, speciation, bioaccessibility, risk evaluation, exposure, food preparation
Clinical validation of human papillomavirus assays VALGENT January 15, 2012 Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, diagnostic test accuracy, test validation, quality control
Communication with communities Communication with communities January 2, 2012 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, Belgian Communities, infectious diseases, medical advice, logistical support, sample management, data on infectious diseases
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection surveillance by a sentinel network of hospitals SARI January 1, 2012 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases SARI surveillance, severe acute respiratory infections, sentinel, Influenza
Central Registry Rare Diseases CRRD January 1, 2012 Health services research patient registry, rare diseases, epidemiology, genetic centre, ORPHA-code, Healthdata.be, clinical trial recruitment, common data set
European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network ESAC-Net November 30, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, community, hospital
Clinical Biology LMM LMM June 1, 2011 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, clinical biology, test validation, quality control, communication improvement, clinical relevance optimisation, medical collaboration, medical contacts, Belgian Communities, medical expert advice
Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator Register BTDIR January 1, 2011 Health information
National Reference Laboratory/Centre for Rabies: surveillance and diagnosis of rabies in man and animal NRL/NRC Rabies January 1, 2011 Viral diseases rabies, lyssavirus, bats, diagnosis, serology, surveillance
Quality indicators for infection prevention and control in acute hospitals NSIH_QI January 1, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance quality indicators, infection prevention and control, acute hospitals
Intradermal rabies vaccination trials in humans: towards shorter and cheaper rabies vaccination Intradermo January 1, 2011 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases rabies, intradermal vaccination, clinical trials
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals ECDC-PPS January 1, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance nosocomial infection, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, acute hospitals
Diagnosis-Based Morbidity Statistics MORBISTAT April 1, 2010 Health information population health monitoring, morbidity
Reference materials as metrological tools for emerging and regulated mycotoxins and for animal experiments RefMat January 2, 2010 Matrix reference materials, safety, mycotoxins, food, feed, metrology, quality control, interlaboratory comparison, carry-over, mitigation, metabolite profiling, metrofood
Cancer plan Kankerplan March 1, 2009 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre kanker, kankerplan
Initiative for Quality Improvement and Epidemiology in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes IQECAD February 1, 2009 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic children, diabetic adolescents, young diabetic patients, quality improvement, audit-feedback
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research neuromuscular diseases, register
Focal Point International Data Collection FocalPoint November 1, 2007 Health information health information
Coordination of the Risk Assessment Group RAG January 1, 2007 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Avian virology and immunology, Crisis Coordination risk analysis, crisis management
Belgian Hospitals – Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption BeH-SAC January 1, 2007 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hospital, surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, antimicrobial stewardship
Notifiable infectious diseases EPI January 1, 2007 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care
Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group FERG September 25, 2006 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, food safety, foodborne disease
National Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-CDIF January 1, 2006 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance clostridioides difficile, healthcare-associated infection, long-term care facility, nursing home, hospital, infection prevention and control
National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms NRL-GMO January 1, 2006 December 31, 2020 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO, NRL, food safety
Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities NSIH-LTCF January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance long-term care facility, residential care center, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, COVID-19
Hand Hygiene Campaign HHC January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hand hygiene, outbreak support team, multidrug resistant organisms, outbreak, long-term care facility, hospital, infection prevention and control, nosocomial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, quality indicators

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