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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
Linking of registers for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance LINK-VACC January 1, 2021 January 31, 2024 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, corona virus, vaccine, vaccinale effectiviteit, surveillance
Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium HELICON January 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health inequalities, health economics, delayed healthcare use, socio-demographic resilience, cohort study, excess mortality
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
Development and evaluation of approaches for detection of organisms modified by new genome editing techniques GENEDIT - RF20/6342 January 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 gene-edited organisms, GMO, Detection, food safety, traceability
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
Development of a method to assess the diversity of SARS-CoV-2 circulating strains in Belgium COVIDDIVER January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Cancer centre , Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory
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
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 DIGICOVID January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, surveillance
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants DIGICOVID_VAR January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, variants, surveillance
Study on the prevalence of antibodies against the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the Belgian population SalivaHIS January 1, 2021 June 30, 2022 Viral diseases, Immune response, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM), Health information, Epidemiology of 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
Impacts of nitrogen deposition in the natural environment on pollen allergy and respiratory infection outcomes in Belgium NITROPOL-BE January 15, 2021 April 15, 2025 pollution, nitrogen, pollen, aeroallergens, pollen allergy, allergen potency

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