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
oncNGS oncNGS January 1, 2020 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, pre-commerical procurement, liquid biopsies, oncology
OIE Laboratory Twinning project for foot-and-mouth disease diagnostic laboratory capacity building in Nigeria OIE Twinning FMD May 1, 2014 April 30, 2018 Exotic and vector-borne diseases foot-and-mouth disease, disease control, diagnostics, staff training, quality control, biosafety, Nigeria
Oral health data registration and evaluation system OHDRES January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Health information oral health, oral healthcare
Codification of Rare Diseases OD4RD January 1, 2022 December 31, 2025 Health services research
Food monitoring system to track the nutritional quality of food products on the Belgian market NUTRITRACK October 1, 2018 Health information nutritional quality, food monitoring, sugar, salt, saturated fat, energy, food supply, food reformulation
Evaluation of impact on reformulation and consumer purchases and diets NUTRISCORE October 1, 2018 Health information Front-of-pack labelling, nutriscore, food reformulation
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
Quality indicators for infection prevention and control in acute hospitals NSIH_QI January 1, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance quality indicators, infection prevention and control, acute hospitals
National surveillance of surgical site infections NSIH-SSI January 1, 2001 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, postoperatieve wondinfectie, zorginfectie
National surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-SEP January 1, 1992 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance bloedstroominfectie, ziekenhuis-geassocieerde infectie, surveillance, Belgium
Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities NSIH-LTCF January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance long-term care facility, residential care center, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, COVID-19
National surveillance of nosocomial infections in intensive care. NSIH-ICU January 1, 1997 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, intensieve zorg, zorginfectie, ECDC
National Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-CDIF January 1, 2006 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance clostridioides difficile, healthcare-associated infection, long-term care facility, nursing home, hospital, infection prevention and control
National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance NSIH-AMR January 1, 1994 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance antimicrobiële resistentie, stafylokokken, MRSA
National Reference Laboratory/Centre for Rabies: surveillance and diagnosis of rabies in man and animal NRL/NRC Rabies January 1, 2011 Viral diseases rabies, lyssavirus, bats, diagnosis, serology, surveillance
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials
National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms NRL-GMO January 1, 2006 December 31, 2020 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO, NRL, food safety
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories
National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins, Plant Toxins and Marine Biotoxins NRL Toxines January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives national reference laboratory, toxins, mycotoxins, marine toxins, plant toxins
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
National reference laboratory for bee diseases NRL BEE January 1, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases national reference laboratory, bees, diagnosis of bee diseases
National reference laboratory for Avian Influenza for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg NRL AI January 1, 1993 Avian virology and immunology Avian Influenza, notifiable disease
National Reference Center for tuberculosis and mycobacteria NRC Tuberc&myco January 1, 1990 Bacterial diseases
National Reference Centre for Measles, Mumps and Rubella virus: working to eliminate measles and rubella in Belgium NRC MMR October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases measles, mumps, rubella, diagnosis, surveillance, oral fluid
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections
National Reference Centre for Human Papillomavirus: monitoring the impact of vaccination on papillomavirus-induced cancers NRC HPV January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, diagnosis, surveillance, cancer, cervix
National Reference Centre for Hepatitis Virus B, C, D and E NRC Hepatitis Viruses October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), diagnosis, surveillance
National reference center for bacterial meningitis and gastrointestinal diseases NRC bactMeng&gastro January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases

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