CALL FOR VOTES: TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Thu Mar 30 16:23:28 EST 1995


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

TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology

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 to etablish TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.toxicology

Proposed mailing list name: TOXICOLOGY

Proposed e-mail addressess: toxicol at net.bio.net
                            toxicol at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leader:          Dr. Charles A. Miller
                            rellim at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu
                            Dept. Environmental Health Sciences
                            Room 374, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
                            Tulane University School of Public Health
                               and Tropical Medicine 
                            1430 Tulane Ave. Box SL29
                            New Orleans, LA 70112
                            Ph. 504-585-6942
                            Fx. 504-585-6939

TOXICOLOGY News Group Charter:

The TOXICOLOGY forum is a BIOSCI/bionet news group created for the
purpose of rapid information exchange between toxicologists and other
researchers.  Appropriate topics for this forum include any kind of
information that is relevant to toxicology.

Formation of the toxicology news group will provide :

- a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and recent developments
 in toxicological research.
        
- a means for obtaining research protocols, strains, molecular and chemical
reagents.
        
- a means of developing collaborations between labs.
        
- a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings,
congresses, new informational databases,  job offers, etc., related to the 
              discipline of toxicology.

Discussion topics will include (among other more specific topics):

- biotransformation of toxicants
- systemic toxicology
- teratogenesis, genetic toxicology, and carcinogenesis
- cellular, biochemical, and molecular toxicology
- environmental toxicology
- analytical and clinical toxicology
- occupational toxicology
- forensic toxicology
- regulatory toxicology and toxicological risk assessment
 
This news group will not be moderated (edited). Participants shall
adhere to the general regulations regarding posting to news groups: a)
individuals posting information to this forum should use proper
"netiquette", b) the forum is not intended to aid students with their
homework assignments, c) the forum is used only for non-commercial
purposes, d) individuals must avoid conflicts of interest when posting
messages.
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Voting is now open on the proposal for TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 28 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 TOXICOLOGY

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on TOXICOLOGY

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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