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), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 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:
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:
Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’ (4/5/2022) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need for nations to enhance their abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to all manner of biological threats, whether natural, accidental or deliberate. In this context, the biosecurity community also needs new ways to share and readily access the best available resources. Biosecurity Central provides a curated set of ...continue reading "Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’"
FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania (2/19/2022) - In November 2021, the leader of the project Prof. Martin H. Groschup and Dr. Franziska Stoek could realize a trip to the Mauritanian partner institute ORNADEP for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of the running project phase, a general coordination meeting was planned in order to talk ...continue reading "FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania"
Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards (11/4/2021) - In these times of a pandemic, it becomes clear how important it is to have a close meshwork of biosurveillance on naturally occurring pathogens in countries. Awareness and preparedness help to monitor the spread of pathogens, identify spontaneous outbreaks among humans and livestock and limit the spread of the disease in a timely manner. This ...continue reading "Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards"
Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme (7/7/2021) - Emerging infectious diseases are playing an increasingly important role in today's (global) world. More than half of these diseases have their origin in an animal reservoir and can be transmitted to humans as zoonotic diseases. People who depend on livestock for their livelihood and have close daily contact with their animals are particularly vulnerable. Especially ...continue reading "Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme"