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
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 Organic contaminants and additives, Risk and health impact assessment food additives, reformulation, multi-method, usage, exposure assessment
Harmonised indicators for measuring progress toward more sustainable, healthier food systems INFORMAS 2.0 December 1, 2020 October 31, 2024 Health information non-communicable diseases, food environments, food systems, sustainability
Population Health Information Research Infrastructure PHIRI November 1, 2020 November 1, 2023 Epidemiology and public health, Health information, Cancer centre health information system, population health, research infrastructure, federated services, cross-border data sharing, rapid policy response, health information portal, foresight
Study of the pathogenesis (role of host receptors) of African Swine Fever (ASF) and innate immune response in ASF virus infected domestic pigs ASFIMMUNE October 16, 2020 October 15, 2023 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases african swine fever, immune system
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
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
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
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
COVID-19-barometer in general practices - version 2.0 COVID-19 BM 2.0 October 1, 2020 December 31, 2025 Health services research COVID-19, surveillance, médecine générale, soins de santé primaire
National wastewater-based epidemiological surveillance CoVWWSurv September 14, 2020 Foodborne pathogens, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, surveillance, environment, variants, applied genomics, wastewater, Influenza, poliomyelitis (polio)
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
The Belgian 1+Million Genomes Mirror Group BE 1+MG Mirror Group June 1, 2020 October 1, 2023 Cancer centre genomics, 1+MillionGenomes (1+MG), Beyond 1Million Genomes (B1MG), cross-border data sharing, genomic data
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) VALCOR April 8, 2020 August 1, 2022 SARS-CoV-2, diagnostic test accuracy, COVID-19, test validation, quality control
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
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
Human biomonitoring in the Walloon region BMH-Wal March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, trace elements, heavy metals, exposure
Manufacture and use of artisanal cookware, an important route of lead (Pb) exposure in the former Katanga province (Congo) Katanga March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, heavy metals, food consumptionn food safety, biomonitoring
The BCCM collections in the genomic era BCCM GEN-ERA March 15, 2020 September 15, 2022 Mycology and aerobiology genomics, microorganisms, genomes, bioinformatics, taxonomy, phylogeny, molecular evolution, biodiversity, big data
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 June 30, 2023 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, mortality, COVID-19 mortality, deaths, surveillance, pandemic, monitoring, infectious diseases
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) TEHDAS February 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 Cancer centre health information system, Joint Action, data linkage, cross-border data sharing, health care system, population health, GDPR
Implementation and sustainability of microbial resource research infrastructure for the 21st century IS_MIRRI21 February 1, 2020 July 31, 2023 microorganisms, biodiversity, european research infrastructure consortium
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
Belgian Cancer Barometer 2020 BCB2020 January 6, 2020 January 3, 2021 Cancer centre cancer

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