German Online Platform For Biosecurity & Biosafety

Contact: Dewi Ismajani Puradiredja 

E-Mail: go4bsb@info.de


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.

GO4BSB 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


GO4BSB is a collaborative initiative coordinated by the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

German Partners: Friedrich-Loeffler Institut (FLI), Bundeswehr Institute for Mikrobiology (IMB), Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).


Funding Period 2017-ongoing
Funding Body the German Federal Foreign Office
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