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
Monitoring the work-related well-being of professionals from the health care and social care sectors in Belgium August 1, 2022 December 31, 2023 Health services research mental health, health system performance assessment
Patient Reported Indicators Survey for people living with chronic conditions PaRIS July 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health services research primary health care, chronic diseases, Patient reported experience measures (PREMs), Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), person-centred care, international survey
Respiratory health of children and air pollution AIRPOLLUTION_EXPOSURE January 7, 2016 December 31, 2022 Immune response, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics biomarkers, air pollution, respiratory health, public health, public health genomics, epigenetics, high-throughput mass spectrometry
Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 viruses detected in the context of ILI, SARI and other COVID-19 laboratory surveillance and surveillance studies SEQ-COVID-19-LABSURV March 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 SARS-CoV-2, genomic surveillance, SARI surveillance, NGS, NRC, respiratory infection, coronavirus
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information
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
Contribution of excessive weight status to the social impact of non-communicable diseases, multimorbidity and disability in Belgium: past, present, and future WaIST September 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health information, Risk and health impact assessment Disability-Adjusted Life Years, Health Impact Assessment, Modelling and forecasting, Environmental health determinants, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, cancer, Disability, Multimorbidity
A new global infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD April 1, 2018 January 4, 2024 Chemical and physical health risks ESFRI, ERIC, metrology, food safety and quality, traceability, authenticity, reference materials, farm to fork
Linking of registers for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance LINK-VACC January 1, 2021 January 31, 2024 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, corona virus, vaccine, vaccinale effectiviteit, surveillance
Biodiversity at school environments benefits all B@SEBALL December 15, 2019 March 15, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment biodiversity, surrounding greenness, school environment, microbiome, children's health, public health
Investigation of resistance mechanisms in emerging pathogens with the 'OneHealth' concept as missing link MissingLink December 16, 2019 March 16, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antimicrobial resistance, OneHealth, azole-resistance, Aspergillus fumigatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Health information modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
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
Belgian Handbook for Oncological Supportive Care BeONCOsup January 1, 2023 April 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, chronic diseases
An online tool to collect New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in one central database RE-Place April 18, 2017 April 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
Risks of new trends concerning materials and objects in contact with food TREFCOM December 1, 2021 May 30, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, nanoparticles, heavy metals, organic migrants, risk, trends
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices
Expert Support for the assessment of applications for certificates of conformity, the monitoring of technological developments and research into health effects on wireless technology LNE-2014-2022 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment mobile phone, radiofrequency radiation, non ionising radiation, biological effects, in vitro, in vivo
Food contaminants CONTAM July 2, 2012 June 30, 2024 food contaminants, risk assessment, consumer exposure
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle
EU Joint Action on strengthening eHealth including telemedicine and remote monitoring for health care systems for cancer prevention and care eCAN JA September 15, 2022 September 15, 2024 Cancer centre networks, expertise, cancer
Qualitative study in former smokers and current smokers unwilling of unable to quit TabakTalks March 1, 2024 September 30, 2024 Health information, Cancer centre
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
Belgian Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams BEAST April 1, 2023 September 30, 2024 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
environmentAL Toxicology of chEmical mixtuRes through aN innovATIVE platform based on aged cardiac tissue model ALTERNATIVE October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment cardiotoxicity, organ-on-chip, adverse outcome pathways, integrated approaches to testing and assessment, new approach methodologies
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
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
European health data space pilot for secondary use of health data EHDS2 PILOT October 1, 2022 October 1, 2024 Health information Research, health data, accessibility, cross-border, European
Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 JATC-2 October 1, 2021 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products tobacco control, e-cigarettes, novel tobacco products, risk assessment
Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres CraNE November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, comprehensive cancer centres, cancer care organisation and networks, expertise

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