Welcome to GO4BSB
The German Online Platform for Biosecurity & Biosafety (GO4BSB) is the e-learning platform of the projects of the German Biosecurity Programme. The Programme was launched in 2013 by the Federal Foreign Office under the auspices of the G7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

Who we are

GO4BSB is a project of the German Biosecurity Programme and is a collaborative initiative of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology (IMB), the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Island of Riems (FLI), and is coordinated by the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

More information on the partner institutes and the German Biosecurity Programme can be found here:

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology (IMB)

Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI)

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

German Biosecurity Programme


What we do

GO4BSB has been established to support the projects of the German Biosecurity Programme. It contributes to the overarching Programme aim of raising awareness and minimising risks associated with highly pathogenic agents by:

  • Raising awareness about biological risks, including the potential misuse of pathogens, toxins, biosecurity-sensitive information and technology
  • Providing e-learning tools and materials, which enable learning about responsible conduct in the life sciences and management of biological risks
  • Enabling interdisciplinary scientific exchange

international reach

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The German military attaché and the German ambassador to Georgia hand over the delivery of materials for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic to the director of the NCDC (from right to left). IMB extends COVID-19 support for Georgia (5/8/2020) - The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 and has spread throughout the world during the past few months. Until now, approximately 3.5 million people were infected and more than 200.000 died as a consequence of the disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the sickness itself. In order to limit the ...continue reading "IMB extends COVID-19 support for Georgia"
IMB supports Georgian partners with Covid-19 diagnostics (2/14/2020) - Up to now, more than 45.000 people were reported to be infected with the novel Coronavirus, of which over 1000 died as a consequence of the disease. The virus can be transmitted from person to person and has already spread to over 20 countries worldwide. In Germany, the first cases of Covid-19 (previously 2019-nCov) infections ...continue reading "IMB supports Georgian partners with Covid-19 diagnostics"
Erfolgreiche Forschung zur Biosicherheit an der EU-Außengrenze (1/28/2020) - Das Auswärtige Amt unterstützt im Rahmen des Deutschen Biosicherheitsprogramms den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs bei ihren Forschungsvorhaben zu biologischen Risiken. Auf dem 2. Biosafety and Biosecurity Symposium in Tiflis (Georgien), diskutierten junge und erfahrene Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Georgien, Armenien und der Ukraine ihre Forschungsergebnisse.  Wie lässt sich ein höheres Bewusstsein für Enzephalitis-Infektionen schaffen? Wie verbreitet ist Leptospirose in ...continue reading "Erfolgreiche Forschung zur Biosicherheit an der EU-Außengrenze"
German-Kazakh Network – Biosafety & Biosecurity Workshop (11/1/2019) - German Biosecurity Programme – German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity A two days Workshop on “Biosafety and Biosecurity in field studies and highly pathogenic rodent borne infections” took place from 9 -10 October 2019 at the Anti-Plague Station (APS) in Uralsk, organized by the “German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety” in collaboration with the APS Uralsk.  The ...continue reading "German-Kazakh Network – Biosafety & Biosecurity Workshop"

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