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
PartnERship to Contrast HPV PERCH November 1, 2022 August 31, 2025 Cancer centre cervical cancer, Human papillomavirus, HPV, vaccine, vaccination, prevention, screening, coverage, awareness, campaign, sustainability, dissemination, monitoring
Monitoring of exotic Aedes mosquitoes in Belgium MEMO+ September 13, 2021 September 1, 2025 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, monitoring, citizen science, vector, mosquito-borne disease, Aedes albopictus, tiger mosquito
Towards characterization and (quantitative) genotoxicity assessment of mycotoxin mixtures present in food MYCX-IT September 15, 2021 September 14, 2025 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives risk assessment, chemicals, food safety, contaminants, cancer, mycotoxins, mixtures, DNA damage
Contribution to the health-related information content of the Belgian 5G knowledge and learning platform Over5G September 24, 2021 September 23, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 5G, health, experimental studies, literature review
Metrological traceability of measurement data from nano to small-microplastics for a greener environment and food safety PlasticTrace October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Trace elements and nanomaterials
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
NEw opeN Strategy for impUrity suRveillance of commErcial microbial fermentation fooD products: Food supplements and vitamins as proof of concept ENSURED October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics impurities of biological origin, genetically modified microorganisms, allergens, microbial fermentation products, food supplements, vitamins, Detection, food safety and traceability, metagenomics, high throughput sequencing, high Resolution Mass Spectometry
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
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
Development of shotgun METAgenoMics apprOaches in suppoRt of Public Health fOr the next Sequencing Era METAMORPHOSE September 1, 2021 December 31, 2025 Medicines and health products, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Biosafety and biotechnology , Quality of vaccines and blood products, Transversal activities in applied genomics shot-gun metagenomics, long-read sequencing, bioinformatics, survey and surveillance, risk assessment, genetically modified food, contaminants, CBRN, drugs, quality assurance, healthcare, microbiome, vaccine
Codification of Rare Diseases OD4RD January 1, 2022 December 31, 2025 Health services research
Union and National Capacity Building for IntegraTED Surveillance (U4S) UNITED4Surveillance January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases integrated surveillance, one health, disease outbreaks, hospital surveillance, digital data
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
Strategy for genomic surveillance of pathogens in wastewater CLIMPATHIC January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics
Joint Action on Contribution to the Cancer Inequalities Registry to Monitor National Cancer Control Policies (OriON) OriON January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Cancer centre
Prevalence study in connection to the carriage of resistant germs in Belgian residential care homes. MRDO-studie in WZC April 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Care4Diabetes C4D February 1, 2023 January 1, 2026 Health information Diabète de type 2, programme intensif, innovation, pluridisciplinarité
An interdisciplinary strategy to identify medical devices as a source of allergic or pyrogenic reactions QMED January 17, 2022 January 17, 2026 Medicines and health products, Quality of laboratories , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, Mycology and aerobiology , Foodborne pathogens, Strategy external positioning risk assessment, risk management, chronic diseases, allergy, pyrogens, allergic contact dermatitis, device associated infections, analytical chemistry, in vintro testing
Release of nano-objects, their aggregates and agglomerates from protective face masks Renaame January 1, 2023 March 25, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials
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
oncNGS oncNGS January 1, 2020 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, pre-commerical procurement, liquid biopsies, oncology
Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies ECHos May 1, 2023 May 1, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, prevention, early detection & screening, rehabilitation, quality of life, paedeatric cancers, AI, Research
Metal impurities in food additives and their contribution to dietary metal exposure in Belgium METALFOOD@ January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives
Quality, Utility and Maturity Measured; Developing a Data Quality and Utility Label for the European Health Data Space for secondary use (HealthData@EU) QUANTUM January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Health information
European Vaccination Beyond COVID-19 EUVABECO January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
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
Fingerprinting of Smoke and Vape Products PrintSmoke October 1, 2022 September 30, 2026 Medicines and health products e-cigarettes, tobacco products, additives, illegal components
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
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)
The societal and economic effects of public health interventions from an exposome approach: Titanium dioxide as a case study EXPTiO2 November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Strategy external positioning titanium dioxide, exposome, food consumption, exposure assessment

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