Welcome to GO4BSB
The German Online Platform for Biosecurity & Biosafety
Who we are
The German Online Platform for Biosecurity & Biosafety (GO4BSB) is the e-learning platform of the projects 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).
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.
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German Biosecurity Programme
In 2013, the Federal Government launched the German Biosecurity Programme in the context of the G7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction set up in 2002. The programme provides for sustainable projects in the field of biosecurity to be funded and implemented by German partner organisations and institutes in various countries.
With the Biosecurity Programme, Germany is also making a contribution to improving implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) within the context of international cooperation, as envisaged in the Convention.
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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
Discover our comprehensive collection of publications on biosecurity and biosafety. Dive into cutting-edge research, expert insights, and best practices in the field. Our publications cover a wide range of topics.
Stay informed with the latest news and updates from among the initiatives of the German Biosecurity Programme.
If you would like to learn more about GO4BSB and/or if you would like to register, please contact us:
Tel: +49(0)40 285380-243