CALL FOR VOTES: INSULIN/bionet.cellbiol.insulin

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Feb 6 18:47:33 EST 1995


Voting is now open on the following proposal to create the mailing
list & newsgroup

INSULIN/bionet.cellbiol.insulin

The proposal below was modified extensively following the discussion
period.  Please refer to the earlier posting of the CFD on this
newsgroup and also BIOFORUM/bionet.general if you are interested in
the details of the changes.  Archives of BIOFORUM/bionet.general are
also available via URL http://www.bio.net/.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish INSULIN/bionet.cellbiol.insulin (moderated)

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.cellbiol.insulin

Proposed mailing list name:     INSULIN-ACTION

Proposed email addresses:       insulin at net.bio.net
                                insulin at daresbury.ac.uk

Moderator's address:            insulin-moderator at net.bio.net

Moderator:                      T.S. Pillay, MD, PhD
                                University of California San Diego
                                Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
                                Dept. of Medicine, Mail code 0673
                                9500 Gilman Drive
                                La Jolla, CA  92093-0673
                                Tel: 619-534-8898
                                Fax: 619-534-7181
                                tpillay at ucsd.edu

Purpose:

To create a worldwide forum via the Internet for scientists studying
the chemistry of insulin; the biology of insulin receptor signal
transduction; insulin resistance; insulin-like growth factor I
receptors and related tyrosine kinase receptors; insulin degradation.
The biology of related hormones and receptors will be included in so
far as they have a bearing on research in this field.  This forum will
enable intimate discussion and exchange relating to scientific issues
in this research area and facilitate the flow of information relating
to research in this field..

Charter:

Discuss pertinent issues relating to research in the insulin field.

1) Journal club- discussion of recently published  papers and an
opportunity to field questions to authors . Suggestions for papers will
invited from readers.

2) Forthcoming papers- authors who have papers in press are invited to
submit the abstracts of their papers for perusal by the scientific
community.  Also authors may wish to make manuscripts available by FTP.

3) Focuspoint - discussion of current issues in the biology of insulin
action, controversial or otherwise

4) Meeting announcements- meetings of relevance to this field can be
announced through this forum.

5) Reagents wanted/offered

6)Technical section- experimental problems can be discussed in this section.

7) Positions offered or wanted


Status:  Moderated


Moderation policy:

Moderator will primarily serve as a discussion leader and seek to
maintain order in the discussion threads and prevent "flaming" and
unauthorized advertising by companies.


Exclusions: Issues not related to the newsgroup purpose and charter.
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Voting is now open on the proposal for INSULIN/bionet.cellbiol.insulin
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 7 March 1995.  Please
send your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on INSULIN

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on INSULIN

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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