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
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
Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition BIA-Obesity October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, food industry, food reformulation, food labelling, food marketing, commitments, performance
Cancer Control CanCon February 1, 2014 March 1, 2017 Cancer centre cancer, cancer control
Cancer plan Kankerplan March 1, 2009 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre kanker, kankerplan
Care4Diabetes C4D February 1, 2023 January 1, 2026 Health information Diabète de type 2, programme intensif, innovation, pluridisciplinarité
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
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
Central Registry Rare Diseases CRRD January 1, 2012 Health services research patient registry, rare diseases, epidemiology, genetic centre, ORPHA-code, Healthdata.be, clinical trial recruitment, common data set
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
Characterisation and risk evaluation of counterfeit antibiotics on the European market counterfeit antibiotics October 1, 2016 October 1, 2020 Medicines and health products counterfeit antibiotics, quality control, impurities, market study
Characterisation and risk evaluation of electronic cigarettes and related products e-SMOKE November 3, 2015 November 2, 2019 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment e-cigarettes, quality control, nicotine replacement therapy, genotoxicity, mutagenicity
Characterisation of a rod-shaped TiO2 candidate reference material using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) Nanorod April 1, 2015 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, reference candidate material (RCM), TEM, rod
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, including plasmids, through the development of a generic NGS-based workflow and adapted databases AMRSeq June 1, 2017 May 31, 2021 Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, sequencing, MinION, third generation sequencing, hybrid assembly, database, food isolate, human isolate, GMM
Characterization of e-cigarette emissions E-CIGAER November 16, 2022 November 15, 2024 Medicines and health products
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - Belgium COSI June 1, 2020 Health information overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
Citizens forum on the use of genomic information in health care Burgerforum September 1, 2018 December 1, 2018 Cancer centre
Clinical Biology LMM LMM June 1, 2011 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, clinical biology, test validation, quality control, communication improvement, clinical relevance optimisation, medical collaboration, medical contacts, Belgian Communities, medical expert advice
Clinical validation of human papillomavirus assays (VALGENT) VALGENT January 15, 2012 Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, diagnostic test accuracy, test validation, quality control
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
Codification of Rare Diseases OD4RD January 1, 2022 December 31, 2025 Health services research
Comité voor de Eliminatie van Mazelen en Rubella (Committee for the Elimination of Measles and Rubella) in Belgium CEMR January 1, 2003 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mazelen, rubella, eliminatie, wereldgezondheidsorganisatie, vaccinatie
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
Comparing vaccines, batch by batch, by performing consistency tests VAC2VAC March 1, 2016 February 28, 2021 Quality of vaccines and blood products research, standardisation, 3R
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
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, Healthdata.be, Information and communication technologies pandemic preparedness, whole genome sequencing, national reference centres for human microbiology, national eHealth infrastructure, surveillance, infectious diseases
Context-Specific Interventions for Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in East Africa RECAP April 1, 2020 March 31, 2023 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, food marketing
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
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
Coordination of the Risk Assessment Group RAG January 1, 2007 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Avian virology and immunology, Crisis Coordination risk analysis, crisis management
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle

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