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
The Belgian Paediatric Palliative Care group: BPPC group BPPC March 30, 2015 Cancer centre ethics, patients, palliative, international, children, cancer
Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator Register BTDIR January 1, 2011 Health information
Better Training for Safer Food - Mycotoxins BTSF August 7, 2015 March 9, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives European Commission, mycotoxins, training course, food safety, import, harmonisation
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
Citizens forum on the use of genomic information in health care Burgerforum September 1, 2018 December 1, 2018 Cancer centre
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health, Health information, Cancer centre COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy, epidemic preparedness, infectious diseases, data mobilisation, metadata standards
Care4Diabetes C4D February 1, 2023 January 1, 2026 Health information Diabète de type 2, programme intensif, innovation, pluridisciplinarité
Reduction of Campylobacter in broiler flocks: identification of risk factors, evaluation of increased biosecurity measures and the protective effect of the microbiota of Campylobacter free flocks CAMPREVENT January 15, 2018 January 15, 2021 Foodborne pathogens Campylobacter, broiler, interventions
Building the EU Cancer and Public Health Genomics platform CAN.HEAL November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre genomics, personalised medicine, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, next-generation sequencing, public health
Personalized Medicine: introduction of Next-Generation-Sequencing in Routine diagnostics in (hemato) oncology in Belgium canc-NGS April 1, 2015 December 31, 2020 Cancer centre , Quality of laboratories , cancer, genomics, precision medicines, informed consent, health research information
Cancer Control CanCon February 1, 2014 March 1, 2017 Cancer centre cancer, cancer control
Development of innovative methodological approaches for the study of complex samples: application to the analysis of cannabis and derived products CANNAL October 1, 2019 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products
Strengthening Cancer Screening data collection to update European Cancer Information System and improve quality and coverage of cancer screening programmes in Europe CanScreen-ECIS September 1, 2022 March 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer screening, screening, monitoring, data management system, integration into ECIS, performance indicators, inequity, inequalities, new screening approaches, new cancer sites
Characterisation and risk evaluation of CBD products on the Belgian market CBD-RISK January 1, 2019 September 30, 2025 Medicines and health products adverse effects and toxicity, drugs, illicit drugs
CBRN transversal expert group coordination CBRN Coordination February 1, 2018 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Coordination of veterinary activities and veterinary epidemiology, Exotic and vector-borne diseases, Veterinary bacteriology, Crisis Coordination
Representation of Sciensano to the CBRNe expertise centrum of the National Crisis Centre CBRNe Center February 5, 2019 Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry
Mass spectrometry methodology for the detection of chemical and biological compounds involved in CBRNe incidents CBRNe MS August 16, 2023 August 16, 2026 Medicines and health products, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry
Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructure for the European Union CC4EU May 1, 2023 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre health service, health care research, knowledge infrastructure, network infrastructure, quality of health care, operators of critical infrastructure, comprehensive cancer infrastructure, comprehensive cancer centres, capacity building, tailored interventions, team training, integrating research and care, maturity model inequalities
Comité voor de Eliminatie van Mazelen en Rubella (Committee for the Elimination of Measles and Rubella) in Belgium CEMR January 1, 2003 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mazelen, rubella, eliminatie, wereldgezondheidsorganisatie, vaccinatie
Preparation of CEN Technical Specification: “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”(WI 00352012, CEN-TC352-WG3-PG2) CEN project September 1, 2014 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nano-objects, complex matrix, guidance document
A 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
A citizen-driven crowdsourcing and feedback system to stimulate research and policy relating to Flemish and local food environments. Citizen Science Food November 1, 2023 October 1, 2026 Health information citizen science, voedselomgeving, crowdsourcing
The incidence of citrinin in the Belgian food and feed chain and the risk for human and animal health CITRIRISK October 1, 2016 September 30, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives Mycotoxin, Citrinin, occurrence, food safety, feed, Belgium, toxicokinetics, broiler chickens, pig, biotransformation
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
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance CJD surveillance January 1, 1998 Epidemiology of infectious diseases neurology, mad cow disease, prion
Strategy for genomic surveillance of pathogens in wastewater CLIMPATHIC January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics
An international research project to combat diet-related diseases through innovative diet-monitoring technologies and personalised nutrition CO-DIET January 1, 2023 December 31, 2027 Health information obesity, overweight, diet, nutricion policies
Task force on varnishes and coatings for food contact materials COATEVAL January 1, 2018 June 30, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, risk assessment, migration, coatings
Communication with communities Communication with communities January 2, 2012 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, Belgian Communities, infectious diseases, medical advice, logistical support, sample management, data on infectious diseases
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, arsenic species, risk evaluation

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