German BioImaging (GerBI) provided a forum where several microscopists with interest in FLIM met and started discussions. For 2020, several groups were planning on-site FLIM workshops in Düsseldorf, Dresden and Munich when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, making in-person meetings impossible. The groups teamed up to organize an online event instead, the “Beginners Guide to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) in Life Science” which took place in November 2020. The 19 lectures and virtual hands-on sessions were recorded and are available on Youtube (Link to Youtube playlist; Listing at the LMU München). In parallel, the German Bioimaging FLIM group was established and officially launched in March 2021. Further lifetime imagers joined the group over the following months, united by the common interest to advance FLIM microscopy.