CALL FOR VOTES: BIOTELEMETRY/bionet.biotelemetry (moderated)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Fri Mar 14 02:12:27 EST 1997


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

BIOTELEMETRY/bionet.biotelemetry (moderated)

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** 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 for BIOTELEMETRY/bionet.biotelemetry (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:  bionet.biotelemetry

Status: 		Moderated

One line description:	Radiotelemetry for monitoring physiological
			parameters.

Moderation address:     bionet-telemetry at net.bio.net
                        (biotelem-moderator at net.bio.net
                         is an alias for
                         bionet-telemetry at net.bio.net)

Moderator: 		Dr. S. Mentzel

Mailing list name: 	BIOTELEMETRY

E-mail addresses: 	biotelem at net.bio.net
			biotelem at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup charter:

bionet.biotelemetry is a forum for scientific discussions and a source
of information for the community of scientists interested in any
aspect of the use of telemetry in monitoring physiological parameters
in animals. The name BIOTELEMETRY was chosen to reflect the common
interest in the use of telemetry to analyze physiological parameters
in different animal model systems, animals and organs. This newsgroup
is an initiative of the Working Party Telemetry The Netherlands (WTN).

Functions of the newsgroup: the newsgroup will facilitate rapid
communication among research scientists and educators analyzing a wide
range of physiological parameters in many biological fields, includig
but not limited to physiology, ecology, pharmacology, pathology,
developmental biology, chronobiology, wild life management etc.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems,
exchange of expertise, old and new ideas, journal publications, and
recent developments in biotelemetry. The newsgroup will provide
sources of practical advice, methodologies, expertise centres in
different countries, frequently asked questions concerning the use of
telemetry, techniques for implantation of teletric transmitters, new
developments, and the availability of telemetry for third parties at
expertise centres.

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for
announcements of meetings and conferences on biotelemetry.

Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic
institutions, government agencies, medical institutions, and
industrial or commercial organizations. Contributions within the
functions outlined above are encouraged.

Moderation policy: mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and
similar postings not germane to telemetry or related issues will be
deleted without coment. Inappropriate messages posted in good faith
will be returned to the sender. Messages not strictly within the
charter but likely to be of interest to many subscribers (e.g.
messages dealing with the analysis of physiological parameters in
general) will be accepted.

Dr. S. Mentzel
Instute of Pathology
University Hospital Nijmegen
The Netherlands
31-24-3614391 (phone)
31-24-3540520 (fax)
S.Mentzel at PATHOL.AZN.NL (E-mail)
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
BIOTELEMETRY/bionet.biotelemetry and will run through 00:00 hrs
Pacific Time on 12 April 1997.  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 BIOTELEMETRY

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on BIOTELEMETRY

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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