Navigation in the database works via the tabs Home, List A-Z / Activities, Search and Data sheet.
Having selected a document (see under Navigation), you can print it - or save it as a PDF file on your computer. Press the "Print / PDF" button or the printer symbol on mobile devices and then select the main chapters of a substance you want to print. The default setting is the complete printout or the complete download of the substance data sheet. You can then print the selected chapters of the document or save them as a PDF file on your device.
There are two language versions of the navigation programme of the GESTIS Biological Agents Database: German at https://biostoffe.dguv.de and English at https://bioagent.dguv.de. Both program versions contain all documents in both German and English. The German program version opens the German documents by default and the English program version opens the English documents by default. With the button "German" or "English" at the top of the document the corresponding document in the other language can be displayed without the need for opening the other program version.
At the beginning of both the "Biological agents data sheets with extended information" and the "Activity data sheets", the date of last processing is indicated.
"Last update" on Home shows the date of the last internet update of the GESTIS Biological Agents Database.
A download of larger data sets from the GESTIS Biological Agents Database is not permitted. Please do not try to achieve an illegal download by programming hacks. The system will detect such activities and block your IP address from accessing the GESTIS databases in this case.
The document number is the unique identification number for a specific entry in the GESTIS Biological Agents Database. This document number also forms part of the unique link to a specific document. For more information on linking to documents in the Biological Agents Database, please refer to Linking.