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
Understanding the dynamics and consequences of new psychoactive substances use in a rapidly changing (online) drug market SCANNER October 1, 2020 November 30, 2022 Health information NPS, new psychoactive substances, illicit drugs, drug use, influence legislation, ringtesting, proficiency testing, helplines and drug checking services, civil society organisations, fentanyl hotspots
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 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, triple burden of malnutrition
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
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition in Europe Best-ReMaP October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Health information food reformulation, food marketing, Europe, food supply monitoring
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
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 Health information overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 8, 2020 August 1, 2022 SARS-CoV-2, diagnostic test accuracy, COVID-19, test validation, quality control
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Health information modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
Context-Specific Interventions for Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in East Africa RECAP April 1, 2020 March 31, 2023 Health information 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
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
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle
Epidemiological surveillance of COVID-19 mortality COVID-19 Mortality March 1, 2020 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, mortality, COVID-19 mortality, deaths, surveillance, pandemic, monitoring, infectious diseases
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 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives flavouring substances, genotoxicity, SAFE extraction, GC-MS
Risk-based Screening for Cervical Cancer RISCC January 1, 2020 December 21, 2024 screen programme, risk assessment, numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, cervical cancer screening, risk stratification, predictive modelling, health-economic modelling, digital applications
Exploring the evolutionary success of the antibiotic resistant Salmonella Kentucky ST198 KENTUCKY January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
Fast Antimicrobial Resistance and Mobile-Element Detection using metagenomics for animal and human on-site tests FARMED January 1, 2020 August 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics metagenomics, NGS, long-read sequencing, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, antimicrobial resistance, on-site, diagnostics, plasmid, mobile genetic element, bioinformatics
Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19 unCoVer January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Full-length sequencing to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance FULL_FORCE January 1, 2020 June 30, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health information, Risk and health impact assessment
Investigation of resistance mechanisms in emerging pathogens with the 'OneHealth' concept as missing link MissingLink December 16, 2019 March 16, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antimicrobial resistance, OneHealth, azole-resistance, Aspergillus fumigatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae
Biodiversity at school environments benefits all B@SEBALL December 15, 2019 March 15, 2024 biodiversity, surrounding greenness, school environment, microbiome, children's health, public health
A study on intentions, attitudes and competencies regarding health promotion in the Flemish population Prevention barometer December 15, 2019 June 15, 2023 Health information survey, prevention, health promotion, behaviour determinants, lifestyle, Health behaviour, health status

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