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
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
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
Intake monitoring of food flavourings INFLAVOUR May 1, 2022 April 30, 2025 Organic contaminants and additives
European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals PARC May 1, 2022 April 30, 2029 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Transversal activities in applied genomics
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 February 23, 2023 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Codification of Rare Diseases OD4RD January 1, 2022 December 31, 2025 Health services research
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)
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 Cancer centre patient-centered-care, life change event, clinical trials
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
environmentAL Toxicology of chEmical mixtuRes through aN innovATIVE platform based on aged cardiac tissue model ALTERNATIVE October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment cardiotoxicity, organ-on-chip, adverse outcome pathways, integrated approaches to testing and assessment, new approach methodologies
Applicability of in silico tools to support the risk assessment of non-evaluated substances migrating from food contact materials RF 21/6349 SILIFOOD October 1, 2021 March 31, 2023 risk assessment, food contact materials, in silico tools, (Q)SAR models, endocrine disruption, VEGA
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health, Health information, Cancer centre COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy, epidemic preparedness, infectious diseases, data mobilisation, metadata standards
Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 JATC-2 October 1, 2021 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products tobacco control, e-cigarettes, novel tobacco products, risk assessment
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022
Contribution to the health-related information content of the Belgian 5G knowledge and learning platform Over5G September 24, 2021 September 23, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 5G, health, experimental studies, literature review
Towards characterization and (quantitative) genotoxicity assessment of mycotoxin mixtures present in food MYCX-IT September 15, 2021 September 14, 2025 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives risk assessment, chemicals, food safety, contaminants, cancer, mycotoxins, mixtures, DNA damage
Monitoring of exotic Aedes mosquitoes in Belgium MEMO+ September 13, 2021 September 1, 2025 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, monitoring, citizen science, vector, mosquito-borne disease, Aedes albopictus, tiger mosquito
Development of shotgun METAgenoMics apprOaches in suppoRt of Public Health fOr the next Sequencing Era METAMORPHOSE September 1, 2021 December 31, 2025 Medicines and health products, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Biosafety and biotechnology , Quality of vaccines and blood products, Transversal activities in applied genomics shot-gun metagenomics, long-read sequencing, bioinformatics, survey and surveillance, risk assessment, genetically modified food, contaminants, CBRN, drugs, quality assurance, healthcare, microbiome, vaccine
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
Toxigenic Bacillus cereus in food: Towards a better risk assessment by means of genomic, transcriptomic and toxin production analyses TOXCereus August 1, 2021 July 31, 2025 Foodborne pathogens, Organic contaminants and additives Food microbiology and parasitology, food safety, risk assessment, Bacillus cereus, bacterial toxins
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices

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