Call for Votes - proposed NEUROSCI group

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Tue Mar 5 17:47:50 EST 1991


We have another proposal for a new group along with a person who has
volunteered as discussion leader, so I am putting out the call for
votes once again.  This newsgroup would be for the Neurosciences and
would involve the following:

      It is herein proposed that a newsgroup be created for the
   exchange of scientific ideas under the multi-disciplinary rubric of
   neuroscience.  The group, while welcoming and encouraging the
   participation of computer scientists, will not focus on artificial
   intelligence or neural nets, as there are newsgroups already on the
   Usenet dedicated to these topics.  Rather, scientists such as
   physiologists, computational neuroscientists, molecular biologists,
   and behavioral scientists would be encouraged to interact through this
   medium to discuss the function, evolution, and structure of biologic
   nervous systems.  It would also be a place for researchers to sound
   out novel theories and to facilitate collaborations.  Discussions of
   abstracts would be appropriate.  It is recognized that neuroscientists
   tend to be computer literate to an extent that would suggest a
   justifiable volume for newsgroup creation.


If you are in favor of the creation of such a newsgroup, please send a
one line message saying

YES ON NEUROSCI

to one of the following addresses before 4 May 1991.  If at least 40
responses are received before that time we will create the newsgroup.

PLEASE RESPOND TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES AND NOT TO THIS MESSAGE!!

Address					Location	Network
-------					--------	-------
biovote at irlearn.ucd.ie			Ireland		EARN/BITNET
biovote at uk.ac.daresbury			U.K.		JANET
biovote at bmc.uu.se			Sweden		Internet
biovote at genbank.bio.net			U.S.A. 		Internet/BITNET


				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net


P.S. - For those of you wondering about the status of the other
recently approved newsgroups, I will touch on that in my next message.




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