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
BCCM/IHEM fungi collection: human and animal health BCCM/IHEM January 1, 2016 Mycology and aerobiology
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care
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
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
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
The Belgian Mortality Monitoring Be-MOMO January 1, 2004 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mortality, deaths, excess mortality, epidemiology of infectious diseases, Influenza, air pollution, heat, cold, temperature, environment, surveillance, COVID-19 mortality
The Belgian Pandemic Intelligence Network BE-PIN December 1, 2023 March 1, 2027 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Crisis Coordination
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
Belgian Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams BEAST April 1, 2023 September 30, 2024 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Belgian National Burden of Disease Study BeBOD January 4, 2016 Health information
Belgian Hospitals – Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption BeH-SAC January 1, 2007 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hospital, surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, antimicrobial stewardship
Assessing the benefits of air pollution reduction interventions on multi-morbidity and mortality in Belgium BELAIR-POL October 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Health services research
Bringing together existing and new health data into a Belgian population cohort to assess the interaction between health, environment and society BELCOHORT February 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Health information population-based cohort, population health monitoring, physical health, mental health, social health, environment
Feasibility of a population-based cohort in Belgium: development of a business case and roadmap Belcohort August 6, 2018 July 31, 2020 Health information population-based cohort, chronic diseases, ageing, lifestyle, health policy, research infrastructure
Belgian Health and Well-being Cohort BELHEALTH September 1, 2022 Health information cohort, health, wellbeing, survey, population, mental health
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
Belgian Handbook for Oncological Supportive Care BeONCOsup January 1, 2023 April 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
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
Burden of disease based methods for estimating the socio-economic cost of environmental stressors BEST-COST January 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information burden of disease, air pollution, noise, environmental stressors, cost of DALY
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
Belgian Early Warning System on Drugs BEWSD June 16, 1997 Health information illicit drugs, new psychoactive substances, NPS, monitoring, EMCDDA
Belgian Genetic Test Database BGTD September 1, 2017 Health services research rare disease, genetic test, website, Orphanet, genetic centre
Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition BIA-Obesity October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, food industry, food reformulation, food labelling, food marketing, commitments, performance
Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation BIMD April 1, 2023 Health information social deprivation, education, employment, income, housing, crime, health
Central Biobank Platform Biobank April 1, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) future scientific research, biobanking, contribution study results, management health problems, public health
Transversal platform of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology BIOTECH Platform January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics molecular biology, applied genomics, transversal platform, NGS, Sanger, sequencing, expertise, training, collaborative research project, service, centralisation, genetics, epigenetics
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials arsenic, speciation, bioaccessibility, risk evaluation, exposure, food preparation
Human biomonitoring in the Walloon region BMH-Wal March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, trace elements, heavy metals, exposure
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research neuromuscular diseases, register
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity

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