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:
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:
GO4BSB COVID-19 Digital Initiative
The aims of the "GO4BSB COVID-19 Digital Initiative” are (1) to raise awareness of the scientific basis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 among the partners of the German Biosecurity Programme and (2) to offer partners orientation and decision-making support by:
The Initiative is a collaborative effort by the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Robert Koch Institute, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH.
Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses (5/11/2021) - New findings on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as on the growing spread of orthohantavirus and early summer meningoencephalitis in Germany and Kazakhstan - these were the most important topics of the two-day virtual symposium on 21. and 22. April, which was jointly organised by the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces (IMB) ...continue reading "Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses"
The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings (12/25/2020) - The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity project implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (IMB), as part of the German Biosecurity Program, held a series of online trainings on biosafety and biosecurity for more than 50 new staff members of its strategic partner Institutions - the National Scientific Center for Especially ...continue reading "The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings"
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"