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
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group FERG September 25, 2006 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, food safety, foodborne disease
Analysis of genotoxic flavouring substances in foodstuffs FLAVOURAN January 6, 2020 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives flavouring substances, genotoxicity, SAFE extraction, GC-MS
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
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
Focal Point International Data Collection FocalPoint November 1, 2007 Health information health information
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
Modeling the absorption of cadmium in leaf and root crops FoodCad March 1, 2014 February 29, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives cadmium, spinach, carrots, modeling, root uptake
Intake of free glutamate FREEGLUTAMATE February 1, 2021 January 31, 2023 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food additives, free glutamate
Full-length sequencing to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance FULL_FORCE January 1, 2020 June 30, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
Evaluation of important aspects of the efficacy of inactivated and live attenuated lumpy skin disease vaccines for cattle GALVmed LSD November 15, 2016 November 14, 2018 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Exotic and vector-borne diseases lumpy skin disease, inactivated vaccine, attenuated vaccine, duration of immunity and protection
Global Burden of Animal Diseases GBADs February 4, 2021 December 31, 2022 Health information aquaculture, burden of disease, economics, foodborne disease, livestock, one health, zoonotic disease
European Genomic Data Infrastructure GDI November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Cancer centre genomics, data infrastructure, health data, Research, personalised medicine, Beyond 1Million Genomes (B1MG), 1+MillionGenomes (1+MG), European Health Data Space (EHDS) Data Sharing, European Health Research and Innovation Cloud (HRIC)
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
Human genomic biomarker RTqPCR array for optimised and mechanistically-based genotoxicity assessment GENOMARK May 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics toxicogenetics, transcriptomics, DNA damage, genotoxicity tests, gene expression profiling, in vitro, 3R, alternative method
Expertise laboratory for GMO analysis GMOlab January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO detection, qPCR, GMO, food safety, GMM
Impact of green/blue spaces on specific morbidity and cause-specific mortality in Belgium GRESP-HEALTH December 15, 2014 March 15, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment environment, green space, blue space, morbidity, mortality, inequity, biodiversity
Implementation of best practices and research results on prevention of non-communicable diseases and risk factors Health4EUKIDS December 1, 2022 November 30, 2025 Health information obesity, overweight, diet, physical activity
Surveillance of Belgian honeybees colonies mortality 2017-2018 HealthyBee September 22, 2016 honeybee, mortality, bee health surveillance, Apis Mellifera, random forest, Varroa Destructor, apiary management, risk factors
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
Health, Environment and Susceptible Populations HEASP July 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mortality, environmental exposure, medical conditions, susceptibility
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
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022
Consolidation of national infrastructure for combined microbiological genomic-epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-WGS January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics,, Information and communication technologies pandemic preparedness, whole genome sequencing, national reference centres for human microbiology, national eHealth infrastructure, surveillance, infectious diseases
Health Examination Survey HES January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information health examination, survey, clinical measurement, laboratory analysis, representative sample
Hepatitis E virus epidemiology: follow up of an emerging food-borne zoonosis in Belgium HEV EPI January 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases hepatitis E virus, epidemiology, surveillance, emergence, zoonosis
Hand Hygiene Campaign HHC January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hand hygiene, outbreak support team, multidrug resistant organisms, outbreak, long-term care facility, hospital, infection prevention and control, nosocomial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, quality indicators
Health Interview Survey HIS January 1, 1996 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention, obesity, mental health
Linkage of Health Interview Survey Data with Health Insurance Data HISLink January 1, 2017 Health information health interview survey, health insurance, data linkage, use of health care, health care expenditure
Belgian Health Status Project HSR June 1, 2017 December 31, 2023 Health information health determinants, health in Belgium, health status, monitoring, population health

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