CALL FOR VOTES: bionet.virology

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Fri Oct 23 18:32:40 EST 1992


Voting is now open on bionet.virology.  The charter for
bionet.virology is provided below.

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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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Voting is now open on bionet.virology and will run through 24:00 hrs
Pacific Time on 22 November 1992.  Please send your vote to any of the
following addresses:

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

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net



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