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
The Belgian Survey on Drugs DrugVibes April 1, 2019 Health information illegal drugs, illegal medicine, lifestyle risk factors, cannabis, weed, marijuana, hashish, powder cocaine, coke, crack cocaine, base, ecstasy, XTC, MDMA, amphetamines, speed, heroin, methamphetamines, crystal meth, GHB, GBL, liquid ecstasy, ketamine, LSD, hallucinogens, magic mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca, alcohol, laughing gas, new psychoactive substances, opioid medication, tranquilizers, stimulant medication
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials
Antibiotics and resistance AMR-human January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections
Assessment of the toxicity of pesticides for agricultural use at national and international level PESTBIONAT & PESTINT January 2, 1990 Risk and health impact assessment pesticides, plant protection products, toxicity, hazard and risk assessment
The Belgian Paediatric Palliative Care group: BPPC group BPPC March 30, 2015 Cancer centre ethics, patients, palliative, international, children, cancer
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
Program PRECISION: The Belgian Molecular Profiling Program of Metastatic Cancer for Clinical Decision and Treatment Assignment PRECISION January 9, 2016 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, CGP, targeted-therapy
Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator Register BTDIR January 1, 2011 Health information
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
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection surveillance by a sentinel network of hospitals SARI January 1, 2012 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases SARI surveillance, severe acute respiratory infections, sentinel, Influenza
The Belgian contribution to the international Orphanet database for rare diseases and orphan drugs Orphanet Belgium January 1, 2001 Health services research rare diseases and disorders, orphan drugs, database, world wide web, availability of Health Services
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
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
Molecular database foodborne outbreak MolDbFBO October 1, 2016 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics foodborne pathogens, typing, molecular database, outbreak investigation
Laboratory data networks for surveillance of infectious diseases EPI January 1, 1983 Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel laboratory network, National Reference Centres, disease monitoring, infectious diseases, epidemiology, preparedness, outbreak, Be-HERA architecture
National reference center for bacterial meningitis and gastrointestinal diseases NRC bactMeng&gastro January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
Preparation of an epidemiological response tool in the event of a sanitary crisis due to a chemical accident EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS November 3, 2014 Risk and health impact assessment crises, chemical accident, emergency preparedness, biomonitoring
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care
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
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
European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network ESAC-Net November 30, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, community, hospital
Local Health Interview Survey LHIS September 25, 2017 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
The Orphanet Encyclopedia, Terminology and Website in Dutch OrphaDutch January 1, 2013 Health services research rare diseases and disorders, orphan drugs, world wide web, accessibility of Health Services, terminology, Snomed-CT, nomenclature, disease coding
Belgian Hospitals – Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption BeH-SAC January 1, 2007 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hospital, surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, antimicrobial stewardship
Evaluation of impact on reformulation and consumer purchases and diets NUTRISCORE October 1, 2018 Health information Front-of-pack labelling, nutriscore, food reformulation
Belgian National Burden of Disease Study BeBOD January 4, 2016 Health information
Development of targeted genotyping methods for improved drug resistance surveillance mPLEXABR June 1, 2014 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, enterobacteriaceae
National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance NSIH-AMR January 1, 1994 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
National Reference Center for tuberculosis and mycobacteria NRC Tuberc&myco January 1, 1990 Bacterial diseases

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