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
Belgian federal components and national node development for the ESFRI research infrastructure, METROFOOD, for the promotion of metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD-FED.BE December 15, 2023 December 15, 2026 Chemical and physical health risks
Measuring Social Participation Among People Living With Chronic Diseases SPADIS January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Cancer centre epidemiology, chronic diseases, social participation, Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs)
Transitioning to healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium: Priority policy actions and their multiple sustainability impacts SUSFOODBEL September 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Influenza-like illness (including COVID-19) sentinel surveillance in Belgian nursing homes ILI-NH October 17, 2022 December 31, 2026 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
Needs Examination, Evaluation and Dissemination NEED April 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information Unmet medical needs, chronic diseases, rare diseases, summary measures of population health
Mapping the Environmental Burden of Disease in Flanders EBoD-FL January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, comparative risk assessment, Environmental burden of disease, extreme temperatures, noise
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
European Federation for Cancer Images EUCAIM January 1, 2023 January 31, 2027 Cancer centre cancer, cancer imaging, data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, prediction model
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
The Belgian Pandemic Intelligence Network BE-PIN December 1, 2023 March 1, 2027 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Crisis Coordination
Next Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health NextGEM July 1, 2023 June 30, 2027 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics radiofrequency radiation, 5G, in vitro, in vivo, human exposure, gene expression, cytogenetics
Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets FEAST August 1, 2022 July 31, 2027 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
Research on PFAS contamination in the food chain PFASFORWARD December 1, 2023 November 30, 2027 Organic contaminants and additives
Joint Action on Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention: Action on Health Determinants JA PreventNCD January 1, 2024 December 31, 2027 Health information, Cancer centre prevention, health determinants, cancer, non-communicable diseases
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
Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations HYPIEND January 1, 2024 December 31, 2028 Risk and health impact assessment
European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals PARC May 1, 2022 April 30, 2029 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Transversal activities in applied genomics

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