Scientist Category Listserv
All Scientist Officers are encouraged to subscribe to the Scientist Category listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org). The purpose of the listserv is to provide a mechanism for Scientist Officers to receive and share information relevant to the USPHS Commissioned Corps Scientist Category. The SciPAC is responsible for managing and maintaining the Scientist listserv and uses the listserv to notify officers of upcoming SciPAC meetings and events. Instructions on how to subscribe/unsubscribe and how to send a message to the Scientist listserv are provided below. Visit the NIH Listserv website for more detailed information.
When posting messages to the listserv, please follow the SciPAC Listserv Rules and Guidelines below.
How do I subscribe to the Scientist Listserv?
You can subscribe to a LISTSERV list via email or the Web.
To subscribe via e-mail send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV with the following text in the body of the message:
subscribe usphs-scientist your name
Enter your first and last name where “your name” appears above. The LISTSERV will get your e-mail address from the “From:” line of your e-mail message.
To subscribe via the Web go to https://list.nih.gov. Click on “List of Lists” and type “usphs-scientist” in the Search browser. Click on “usphs-scientist” under List Name. On the next page, click on “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” under Options on the right-hand side of the page. Fill out the form with your name and e-mail address and hit “Subscribe.”
How do I unsubscribe from the Scientist listserv?
If you change jobs, please unsubscribe your old e-mail address at the same time you subscribe with your new e-mail. You can unsubscribe to a LISTSERV list via e-mail or the Web.
To unsubscribe via email send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV with the following text in the body of the message:
To unsubscribe via the Web go to https://list.nih.gov/. Click on “List of Lists” and type “usphs-scientist” in the Search field. Click on “usphs-scientist” under List Name. On the next page, click on “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” under Options on the right-hand side of the page. Fill out the form with your name and e-mail address and hit “Unsubscribe (USPHS-SCIENTIST)” or “Unsubscribe (All Lists).”
How do I send a message to the Scientist Listserv?
To send a message or “post” to the LISTSERV, address an e-mail message to: email@example.com
SciPAC Listserv Rules and Guidelines
The following information describes the rules and guidelines pertaining to the point of contact, content, and use of the Scientist Category listserv and will help ensure timeliness, efficiency, and consistency of postings.
Moderator and Point of Contact
The elected SciPAC Secretary will serve as the moderator and the point of contact for the Scientist listserv. As the moderator, the SciPAC Secretary will be responsible for reviewing and approving requests from Scientist officers to post a message to the Scientist listserv. As the point of contact, the SciPAC Secretary will be available to answer inquiries related to the Scientist listserv. If the Secretary is unavailable, the listserv request will be sent directly to the SciPAC Chair for approval and posting. The Vice Chair will be asked to serve as the moderator when the Secretary and Chair are both unavailable. The SciPAC Chief Professional Officer (CPO), Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Category Day Subcommittee Chair are authorized to post messages directly to the listserv. The Category Day Subcommittee Chair is authorized to directly post messages related only to Category Day.
Messages sent to the listserv should pertain to Scientist Officers specifically or to the USPHS more broadly. Please do not send messages that are not consistent with SciPAC’s mission to support Scientist Officers.
Each message sent to the listserv should include:
- A few sentences about how the information is relevant to Scientist Officers (if not readily apparent by the message).
- Your name and contact information so that listserv members who have questions know who to contact.
Instructions for specific types of messages:
- Commercial use of the listserv is prohibited. The list may not be used for solicitation purposes or advertising.
- Notice of conferences, training, and webinars must be approved by the moderator prior to posting.
- Job announcements should be forwarded to the Chair of the Career Development Subcommittee.
The Career Development Subcommittee Chair will compile job announcements and forward them to the listserv in batches on a weekly basis, if applicable.
Use the Subject Line
Make the subject line descriptive so that recipients can obtain the purpose of the message from glancing at the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
Think About your Audience
Only send a message to the Scientist Category listserv when it contains information that most Scientist Officers might find beneficial. Your posting will be distributed to many busy people. Please consider whether your post will be of value to others, or whether it is best to send it privately to a smaller group of officers.
The SciPAC reserves the right to terminate, at its discretion and without prior notice, the listserv access of any user for failure to abide by these rules and guidelines, or for any other reason.
The listserv owner controls list management settings (e.g., sets moderator and direct-posting privileges). Requests for changes in list management should be sent to the SciPAC Secretary, who will communicate them to the Listserv owner.