2nd and final CALL FOR VOTES on bionet.virology

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Mon Jun 29 20:40:10 EST 1992

This is the second and final call for votes on bionet.virology.


Discussion leader:   Robert Coelen
                     Department of Microbiology
                     The University of Western Australia

bionet.virology charter:

It is the intention to use bionet.virology as a group 
(a) the posting of information relating to:

        (1) Virus taxonomy
        (2) Virus structure and morphogenesis
        (3) Multiplication of viruses
        (4) Virus genetics and evolution
        (5) Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of viruses
        (6) Host response to viral infections
        (7) Vaccinology and antiviral chemotherapy
        (8) Any other matters pertaining to viruses not 
            mentioned above

Whilst the group name is virology and the charter above only mentions
viruses, postings in the above categories about infectious agents such
as viroids and prions are to be included in this group. Discussion
about evolution should be restricted to viral evolution only.

(b) the posting of news on methods or reagents relating to techniques
used uniquely for or with viruses It is not intended to include
postings on methods or reagents common to molecular biology. These are
better placed in bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts.

(c) the posting of articles from various 'non-journal' publications
such as CDI weekly, and other infectious diseases bulletins and the
various virus newsletters (eg Virus Information Exchange Newsletter)

(d) the posting of articles relating to current outbreaks of viral
disease around the world


Voting is now open on bionet.virology and will run through 12 July
1992.  Please send your vote to any of the following addresses:

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

Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on bionet.virology

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on bionet.virology

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, 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.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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