CALL FOR DISCUSSION: bionet.virology

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Mon Oct 12 13:46:06 EST 1992

We have received a proposal for another new newsgroup.

bionet.virology (e-mail address: VIROLOGY).

This group was proposed and voted on previously during the summer
months and fell short of approval by only 19 votes (61 YES, 2 NO).
Three months have passed and the discussion leader would like to try
again now.

Discussion will now be open through 22 October on
BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).

Please do not post one-line messages saying only "I am in favor of
such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter and to propose modifications prior to the vote.  The
discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light of the
discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call for votes
which will go out on October 23rd.

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish 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 for:

(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

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