CALL FOR VOTES: SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Mar 6 20:44:17 EST 1995


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

SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma

This proposal marks the end of the prototype newsgroup period for the
SCHISTO mailing list.  If this proposal does not garner sufficient
votes, the SCHISTO list will be shut down.  A copy of this message is
being crossposted to the SCHISTO mailing list.

*** 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 SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma
 
Proposed USENET name:         bionet.organisms.schistosoma

Proposed mailing list name:   SCHISTOSOMA
 
Proposed e-mail addresses:    schisto at net.bio.net
                              schisto at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion Leaders:
  
Werner Kunz             e-mail: Werner.Kunz at uni-duesseldorf.de
Christoph Grevelding   	e-mail: Christoph.Grevelding at uni-duesseldorf.de
Lutz Gohr               e-mail: Lutz.Gohr at uni-duesseldorf.de
  
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet
Institut fuer Genetik
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Duesseldorf
Germany
   
Telephones :    49-211-311-2333
                49-211-311-3070
                49-211-311-2408
  
Telefax :  	49-211-311-2333   		
 
Newsgroup charter:
 
Welcome to SCHISTOSOMA, a newsgroup created for the purpose of
information exchange between Schistosoma researchers. Scientists are
welcomed to participate in this worldwide forum for any kind of
information exchange as proposals, announcements, offers, the
discussion of various problems and requests for any biological
material or information concerning schistosomes. We intend to focus
the common interests of all scientists working in this area towards a
faster communication.

Formation of the intended newsgroup will provide :
 
- a source of quick help on methodological problems, practical advices
  and experiences.
- a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems and recent developments
  in Schistosoma research.
- a means for sharing strains, molecular reagents, etc.
- a further opportunity for collaborative efforts between labs.
- a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings,
  congresses or job offers, etc. in this field. 
 
Topics should cover :
 
- Biochemistry
 - Culturing
  - Developmental Biology
   - Epidemiology
    - Evolution
     - Genetics
      - Host-Parasite-Interaction
       - Immunology	
        - Medicine
         - Miscellaneous
          - Molecular Biology
           - Schisto update
            - Physiology		
             - Taxonomy
 		
The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated, but we are willing to
act as current coordinators.  	
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma and will run through 24:00
hrs Pacific Time on 5 April 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 SCHISTO

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on SCHISTO

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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