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
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition in Europe Best-ReMaP October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Health information food reformulation, food marketing, Europe, food supply monitoring
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
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 to strengthen preparedness and response to biological and chemical terror attack JA TERROR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2024 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics preparedness, terrorism, biological incident, chemical incident, cross-sector collaboration, European Union, Joint Action
Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space (TEHDAS) TEHDAS February 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 Cancer centre health information system, Joint Action, data linkage, cross-border data sharing, health care system, population health, GDPR
Knowledge, attitude and practices on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in the Belgian adult population KAP-MOSQ August 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, exotic mosquito, tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, mosquito-borne disease, KAP survey, knowledge attitude and practices
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
Linkage of Health Interview Survey Data with Health Insurance Data HISLink January 1, 2017 Health information health interview survey, health insurance, data linkage, use of health care, health care expenditure
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
Local Health Interview Survey LHIS September 25, 2017 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
Long COVID and its physical, mental and social implications COVIMPACT April 29, 2021 April 29, 2023 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, long COVID, physical health, mental health, social health
Lumpy skin disease in Belgian cattle and potential vectors: risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission and vector competence studies to prevent the introduction and spread RCO LUMPY SKIN January 1, 2016 December 31, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases, Exotic and vector-borne diseases lumpy skin disease, risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission, vector competence
Manufacture and use of artisanal cookware, an important route of lead (Pb) exposure in the former Katanga province (Congo) Katanga March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, heavy metals, food consumptionn food safety, biomonitoring
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
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
Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support (MEALS) for NCDs prevention in Ghana and beyond MEALS4NCDs July 1, 2019 June 30, 2022 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, food marketing, Africa
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)
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
Method validation of nanomaterial characterisation by single particle ICP-MS and Dynamic Light Scattering NanoVAL January 1, 2016 June 30, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, dynamic light scattering, single particle ICP-MS
Method validation: comparison of size distribution of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle analysis between Flow Field Flow Fractionation, single particle ICP-MS and Electron Microscopy NIROVAL February 1, 2017 January 31, 2018 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, flow field flow fraction, single particle ICPMS, electronic microscopy
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
Migration of mineral oil from cardboard packaging for food: identification of the hazards and assessment of the exposure of the Belgian population MinOil October 1, 2015 January 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Health information mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment
Modeling the absorption of cadmium in leaf and root crops FoodCad March 1, 2014 February 29, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives cadmium, spinach, carrots, modeling, root uptake
Molecular database foodborne outbreak MolDbFBO October 1, 2016 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics foodborne pathogens, typing, molecular database, outbreak investigation
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information
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
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: childhood leukemia incidence NUCABEL 2B January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: thyroid cancer incidence NUCABEL 2A January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear sites, incidence, childhood leukemia, thyroid cancer
Monitoring of the whole genome sequencing (WGS) data of SARS-CoV-2 genomes to identify variants and their impact on detection methods COVIPRIM_VAR2 February 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, computational biology, bioinformatics, mutations, variants, database, disease outbreaks, performance evaluation, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, qPCR, disease transmission

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