Human Subjects Research Program
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy
How to post and respond to messages
Open dialogue begins by simply sending your e-mail message to the list address, firstname.lastname@example.org. All messages are automatically forwarded to a moderator. Upon reviewing content of the message, the moderator will post the message to the entire subscribed distribution list. To respond to any posted messages, simply send your reply email message to the same list address provided.
pertinent information or requests!
This list should be used to communicate issues related to community members serving on images/irbs, solicit assistance with problems, and share ideas and approaches.
Know what you can and
Messages that cannot be posted include the following types of information:
or proprietary information
Personnel records or
other information restricted from public dissemination
including advertisements for products and services and job postings
Obscene or libelous material
Announce your expectations
Observe these etiquette tips when posting a message:
If you don't expect/want a response, type "DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE" at the beginning of your posting.
If you need immediate assistance, type "URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED" at the beginning of your posting.
If you are simply sharing information, type "FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY" at the beginning of your posting.
Update the list on
the status of your request for information/assistance
Don't leave a request for information or assistance "hanging."
People on the list are taking time away from their busy schedules to offer information or assistance. Let the list know when you believe you've received enough information/assistance or when your problem has been solved, i.e., when you no longer need help.
Share your success(es) with the group! Let us know that we've helped and how we've helped.
Conversely, let the list know when you are still struggling with the same problem/issue.
Don't "go overboard"
on your updates once should be sufficient.