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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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-Plaque 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"
GIBACHT – Berlin Workshop (8/27/2019) - The second workshop of the fifth GIBACHT (Global Partnership Initiated Academia for the Control of Health Threats)cohort took place at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) in Berlin from 15-19 July 2019. The programme is led by the BNITM and implemented in partnership with the RKI, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the African Field Epidemiology ...continue reading "GIBACHT – Berlin Workshop"
GIBACHT – Hamburg Workshop (6/18/2019) - The 18 fellows of the 2019 cohort of the GIBACHT programme (Global Partnership Initiated Academia for the Control of Health Threats) met at the BNITM for its first workshop from 8-12 April 2019. This training is part of the German Biosecurity Programme, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and led by BNITM with the partner ...continue reading "GIBACHT – Hamburg Workshop"
FLI – Bioinformatics Workshop in the Ukraine (6/9/2019) - The workshop “Introduction to Bioinformatics” took place in Kiev, Ukraine from 3rd to 7th June 2019. The workshop was conducted by the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) and implemented in partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). Eight participants from two Ukrainian research institutes - State Scientific Research Institute of Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise and State ...continue reading "FLI – Bioinformatics Workshop in the Ukraine"

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