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An E-mail Discussion List and Reference Web Site
for Stable Isotope Geochemistry
The objective of the ISOGEOCHEM discussion list is to promote the exchange of news and information among those with an interest in stable isotope geochemistry, to provide new contacts within the stable isotope community, and to enhance collaborative efforts among researchers from varying disciplines.
The list is intended not only as a discussion forum for isotope geochemists, but also as a source of information and help for researchers from other fields interested in applying stable isotopes as a tool in their own studies.
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(Note – If you are intending to reply to just one person on the list be sure to check that you are not sending out to the entire list). If you continue to have problems sending out to the list then you may have to contact your IT department to make sure that ISOGEOCHEM is not blocked on your server.
List Serve Commercial Advertising Rules
There has been some concern about commercial advertising on the ISOGEOCHEM list serve. Because of rules set forth by the University of Vermont, commercial advertising is not allowed on ISOGEOCHEM. Users who repeatedly ignore this rule will be removed from the list.
Some examples of commercial advertising include (but are not limited to):
“The (insert lab name) is currently offering A and B analyses at a cost of $X. Please contact the lab for more information.”
“Company X has just opened in (insert country, state, province) and is offering a discount rate for clients.”
There will be times when this rule falls into an area not well defined in regards to commercial advertising (i.e. a subscriber on the list asks for the best piece of equipment to perform a specific analysis or preparation. This could potentially lead to multiple pieces of equipment being listed. This answer, in turn, could be very beneficial to the entire ISOGEOCHEM community.)
Because of the need for very specific advice related to instrumentation there will be times when manufacturers should respond to certain questions (as they are the experts for their particular instrumentation). This should not be interpreted by anyone on the list as a manufacturer advertising services. In the past, many manufacturers have been posting replies off list to avoid being charged with advertising their company. Many times these off list replies could benefit more than just the person who asked the original question.
Users are encouraged to post their own experiences in dealing with technical issues related to IRMS and associated peripherals and sample preparation. Postings can be made on a number of categories including:
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This site was last updated on February 24th, 2014.
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