Ongoing projects

CERTAINTY : A CEllulaR immunoTherapy virtuAl twin for personalIsed cancer treatmeNT

(2023-2028) – For the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA) (European Commission) via Horizon Europe Programme (HORIZON-HLTH-2023-TOOL-05)

This project aims to create a multi-scale patient-specific human virtual twin for patients who are eligible for CAR T cell therapy, which can be extended to cellular immunotherapies in general. The virtual twin will support decision-making throughout the patient's journey, from diagnosis to pre-treatments, cellular immunotherapy, and late patient monitoring. This will enable patients and health experts to identify the most effective course of therapy. The CRIDS will be in charge of the proper management of personal data and will provide its expertise to ensure the project's compliance with the GDPR and other relevant legal instruments.

Researchers: Chloé Antoine et Manon Knockaert

Project n°:101136379

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TEF-Health : Testing and Experimentation Facility for Health AI and Robotics

(2023-2027) – For the European Commission via Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02)

The EU project TEF-HEALTH aims to test and validate innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions for the healthcare sector and accelerate their path to market. The 51 participating project partners from nine European countries will receive funding to the tune of about 60 million euros, with half coming from the European Commission under its Digital Europe program and half from national funding agencies.

The plan is for the project partners to develop new regulatory and ethical requirements, including, for instance, standardized testing protocols and certifications or a specific code of conduct for use of the technology. In addition, the necessary technical and administrative procedures must be developed and created. CRIDS is part of WP2 and is in charge of the legal and ethical aspects. On board the TEF-Health project are therefore leading hospitals, universities, and clinical research institutions such as Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, as well as state-designated testing organizations such as German safety inspector TÜV and the National Metrology Institute of Germany and its French counterpart, the “Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais” (LNE).

The newly created evaluation resources and infrastructure will be made available to industry in the future in the form of fee-based services. Widespread use of these comprehensive testing and evaluation tools will not only accelerate market access for innovative AI and robotics technologies, but will also ultimately boost public confidence in these new developments.

Finally, the TEF-Health project has the express aim of generating and consolidating sustainable collaborations between industry, academic research, and other players.

Researchers: Camille Bourguignon, Alix Gobert et Martin Rappe


Project n°: 101100700



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Legal expertise in the context of data sharing between public entities

(2022-2024) - For the German-speaking Community

Within the framework of this project, the CRIDS is responsible for helping the German-speaking Community to establish a regulatory framework for data exchange and data protection. This project is part of an e-government approach. It is organized in two main phases. First, the CRIDS oversees presenting the different models of administrative simplification currently implemented at the Belgian federal and regional levels and to propose, on this basis, the model that best suits the particularities of the German-speaking Community. Then, it will be up to the CRIDS to draft the legislative texts intended to frame the data exchanges between the different entities concerned.

Researchers: Alix GOBERT, Pauline LIMBRÉE, Pauline WILLEM

Open Agro 4.2

(2022-ongoing) – For the SPW (Walloon Region)

Taking into account the intellectual property rights and the evolving regulations on data access and data sharing (e.g. GDPR, open data, EU Data Governance Act), the OpEnAgro 4.2 project associates several public research and development organizations (CRA-W, ISSeP, Elevéo, WalDigiFarm and Requasud) with the CRIDS. With the financial support of the Wallon Region, the major objective is, among others, to define the Walloon legal framework applying to agricultural and environmental data platforms and to provide practical tools facilitating this application (data management plan, best practices for data sharing,).
The OpEnAgro 4.2 project will focus more broadly on making proposals for approaches and organizational structures that meet the European strategic vision for data governance.

Researchers : Manon Knockaert, Chloé Antoine, Kathryn Barette


DIGIPD : Validating DIGItal biomarkers for better personalized treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

(2021-2023) - For FNRS

The aim of the project is to evaluate in how far Digital biomarkers (DMs) extracted from a mobile gait sensor system as well as recordings of voice (via phone) and face movement (via video) could help reaching accurate disease diagnosis and treatment dependent prognosis for each individual patient with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Starting from pre-existing data and advanced AI methods developed by project partners in the past, it assesses different types of DMs regarding their ability to discriminate between PD and healthy controls, for predicting different types of PD disease trajectories and for predicting the treatment dependent change of disease symptoms over time. It also investigates via statistical and AI methods the relation of different types of DMs to each other, to clinical outcome scores and to molecular disease mechanisms, hence opening the opportunity to a new level of interpretation of DMs. Finally, it provides important insights into feasible legal pathways for the use of AI and DMs in the field (specifically with respect to data privacy aspects), and investigates the acceptance, ethical concerns and perceived value of such approaches by patients.

Researchers : Noémi Bontridder

DENiM - Digital intelligence for collaborative Energy management in Manufacturing


DENiM will promote technical leadership through the integration of innovative digital technologies to support the engineering of complex and highly interconnected processes and systems that enable the creation of sustainable value chains for energy-efficient manufacturing system management. The Through a co-creation approach across different industry sectors, DENiM will foster the establishment and exchange of best practices for the integration of ICT, energy optimisation and sustainable manufacturing. DENiM will provide a flexible solution that can stimulate the creation of, and adaptation to new business models that promote sustainability within the manufacturing industry (e.g. customer-driven manufacturing, circular economy).

Researchers: Alejandra MICHEL, Michaël LOGNOUL, Jean HERVEG

Expertise juridique dans le cadre de projets de partage de données

(2020-2023) – For the Walloon Region

The main mission of CRIDS is to take an active part in supporting and accompanying the Crossroads Bank for Data Exchange ("BCED" - a joint body of the Walloon Region and the French Community) in the various legislative steps (analysis of legal bases, proposals for legislative amendments, drafting of bills in collaboration with public authorities) to be undertaken in the context of administrative simplification projects.
These legislative approaches mainly concern the exchange of data between Walloon and French Community public administrations, the implementation of new authentic data sources, and assistance in accessing authentic sources held by other administrations.

Researchers : Élise Degrave

Accord-cadre visant les services juridiques visés à l'article 88 de la loi du 17-06-16

(2020-2024) – Study for Wallonie Bruxelles Enseignement

The mission of CRIDS is to provide legal expertise to Wallonie Bruxelles Enseignement ("WBE", the organising authority for official education in the French community) on a wide variety of topics such as ICT, privacy, and intellectual property. Within this scope, CRIDS may be called upon to provide counseling on legal matters, produce normative texts, or organize training courses for WBE staff.

Researchers: Elise DEGRAVEAntoine DELFORGEManon KNOCKAERTBenoît MICHAUXAlejandra MICHEL


(2017-2021) - For the European Union (FEDER)

Wal-e-Cities is a research project aiming at the development of Smart Cities in Wallonia in a specific context. Wallonia consists of medium-size cities in a rural and urban small territory, with 5 main attractive and innovative poles, meaning that the Smart City concept has to be considered at a Smart Region level.

Researchers: Alejandra MICHEL


(2018-2022) - For MecaTech

The VIADUCT research project aims at designing, developing and validating of new products and services based on human machine multimodal interface, centred on voice and focusing on senior people for autonomous and automated vehicles.  The development new technologies within the field of automotive raises major questions in relation to different areas of law. The research pursued within VIADUCT particularly focus on data protection, liability and road safety.

Researcher : Florian JACQUES

Pacte d'Excellence Numérique

(2016-ongoing) - For the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

The research aims to support the "Pacte pour un enseignement d'excellence". Specifically, the project consists in designing digital tools for education. The CRIDS provides scientific support in the "Digital Education" consortium and contributes to the development, testing and validation of these tools.