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
Investigating the causes of the high prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance in broilers FLUPOUL September 1, 2019 March 31, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, antimicrobial resistance
Long COVID and its physical, mental and social implications COVIMPACT April 29, 2021 April 29, 2023 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, long COVID, physical health, mental health, social health
Risk evaluation of irrigation of lettuce, carrots and strawberries with water contaminated with microcystine CYANTIR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives microcystin, food safety, LC-MS, cyanotoxins
Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-Assisted Decision Making B-GOOD June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023 Infectious diseases in animals honey bee, honey bee health, health status index, beekeeping management, IT-application, database platform, multi-actor approach, hive monitoring technologies
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
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
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
Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform AHEAD January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Health information, Cancer centre health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
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
Retail drug quality project on heroin in 2023 RADAR-heroin-23 February 1, 2023 June 30, 2023 Medicines and health products, Health information opioid crisis, fentanyl, retail level, heroin, illicit drugs, purity
Address and reduce drug use of persons in prison and those recently released through data analysis and intervention programs PRS20 January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Health information licit and illicit drugs, drug use, monitoring drugs, patterns of use
Advanced Computing for European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) EGI-ACE January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 research infrastructure, federated services, integrated computing platforms, cross-border data sharing
Study of the potential migration of substances from straws and takeaway articles made from paper and board and the potential impact on public health MIGRACARTO September 15, 2022 June 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives
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
HealthyCloud HealthyCloud March 1, 2021 August 30, 2023 Health information, Cancer centre health information system, Research, cloud, data linkages, cross-border data sharing, health related sectors, supercomputing, innovation, networks, expertise, cancer
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
Responding to outbreaks through co-creative inclusive equality strategies and collaboration RESISTIRÉ April 1, 2021 September 30, 2023 COVID-19, gender, social inequalities, Europe
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
Identification, physicochemical characterisation and estimation of release of titanium dioxide particles from face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis in view of risk analysis TiO2Mask May 1, 2021 September 30, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment face masks, titanium dioxide, TiO2, nanoparticles
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
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
European Burden of Disease Network burden-eu October 28, 2019 October 27, 2023 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, knowledge translation, prioritisation, public health, population health monitoring
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
African Swine Fever pathogenesis and immune responses in Resistant and Susceptible Hosts ASF-RASH March 1, 2021 November 8, 2023 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases african swine fever, immune system
Exposure assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances as follow-up on the concerns raised in the recent draft opinion of EFSA FLUOREX June 1, 2021 November 30, 2023 Chemical and physical health risks, Organic contaminants and additives Perfluoroalkyl substances, food, human exposure
A Coordination and Support Action to prepare platform: September 1, 2022 December 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, cancer research challenges, federated cancer data hub
Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 viruses detected in the context of ILI, SARI and other COVID-19 laboratory surveillance and surveillance studies SEQ-COVID-19-LABSURV March 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 SARS-CoV-2, genomic surveillance, SARI surveillance, NGS, NRC, respiratory infection, coronavirus
Co-creative and geographical approaches to tackle socioeconomic disparities in health enhancing lifestyle CIVISANO November 14, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information health inequalities, co-creation, community based participatory research (CBPR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Socioeconomic status, obesity, physical activity, healthy eating, obesogenic environments
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information
Contribution of excessive weight status to the social impact of non-communicable diseases, multimorbidity and disability in Belgium: past, present, and future WaIST September 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health information, Risk and health impact assessment Disability-Adjusted Life Years, Health Impact Assessment, Modelling and forecasting, Environmental health determinants, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, cancer, Disability, Multimorbidity

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