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ARCH-ISOTOPES  
This is a discussion forum for people interested in the application of stable isotope analysis to archaeological material. It can be used to share information, ask questions and make announcements that may be of interest to list members.

ATMOS-DISP  
The purpose of this list is for any member to make announcements to further and higher education and the research communities about workshops, seminars, forums, publications, work programmes, projects and gaps in the field of atmospheric dispersion.

BIG-DATA  
This is a list for the big data community being formed in the UK, which is inherently part of many international communities.

BIGF  
This list is used by the operators and users of the British Isles GPS archive Facility, to make announcements on archive operation and news items, to enable discussion between GPS data users, and to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas and research between satellite positioning technologists and experts in other fields across the spectrum of science.

BSHS-OEC-NEWS  
This list has been retained 11/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for those interested in learning more about the activities of the British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education committee, including teachers, museum curators, and outreach professionals

CAFE-SCI  
A meeting place for academics and others involved in organising and researching science engagement activities.

CHEM-GROUP-146  
An e-mail list to discuss and organize meeting for the Chemistry Working Group for the FAAM BAe146

CLINICALENGINEERING  
A forum for all practicing and trainee Clinical Engineers in the UK and individuals working in medical technology research and development.

COLLECTIONSCYMRU  
The aim of this list is to be a channel for discussion and information sharing for students, researchers, professional conservators and collection managers, and para-professionals caring for collections in museums, archives, libraries and historic buildings in Wales.

COMPLEX-STRUCTURES-SCI-HERITAGE  
This list is to help participants in the research cluster 'understanding complex structures (etc.)' communicate between the three cluster workshops - to share news and ideas for further collaborations.

CONSERVATION-C-22  
This list has been retained 06/01/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the project 'Cultural Encounters and Explorations: Conservation's "Catch 22"' to make announcements to the conservation research community

CORROS-L  
This list has been retained 07/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Corrosion Special Interest mailing List

CULTHIST  
The culthist mailing list is used for conceptual debates in Cultural History, academic announcements, and related issues.

DAWN-DEV  
Mailing list for the Developers of the DAWN Science collaborative software. www.dawnsci.org

DCC-PEER-REVIEW  
This list has been retained 30/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list will be used to communicate between members of the DCC and the DCC Curation Manual Peer Review Panel members.

EGEE-NETWORKS  
This list has been retained 01/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list For the discussion of issues relevant to the proposal, planning and implementation of the networking component of the EGEE project (Enabling Grids for E-science and industry in Europe).

EIS-IRIDIS-ANNOUNCE  
This list is for users of the Iridis HPC system at Southampton who are from member institutions of the e-Infrastructure South Consortium. http://www.einfrastructuresouth.ac.uk/ The purpose of the list is to keep users informed of status changes and other updates to the Iridis system.

EM-UK  
Electron microscopy community in UK networking list. List members can ask for advice, post job advertisements and advertise meetings/courses.

ENGAGE  
This list has been established to support communication for the 'Engage' project. The project is co-ordinated by the Engineering Subject Centre and aims to facilitate dialogue between employers and HE academics in engineering, materials and physical sciences. This list has been retained 22/07/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

FRIENDSOFWISDOM  
A group concerned that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides.

FRIENDSOFWISDOM-D  
A group concerned to discuss issues arising in connection with the view that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides.

GALAXYZOOGH  
List of volunteers for the Galaxy Zoo project

GALAXYZOOIQ  
List of Galaxy Zoo members

GEES  
The mailing list for everyone involved in teaching and learning support in the subjects of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) in higher education in the UK. The list is run by the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for GEES, based at the University of Plymouth.

GENDER-SET  
This list is for discussion of research on gender, science, technology and engineering (SET), including but not limited to, research on gender differences in involvement in SET occupations and education, feminist science studies and philosophical critiques of SET.

GEO-REASONING  
The study of formal methods and approaches to reasoning and modelling in the geosciences: linguistics, logic,AI,mathematics,databases,...

GEOMATICS  
Geomatics has been setup to provide a forum for the discussion of geomatics (the science of spatial data), which is an interdisciplinary area of research and teaching. Keywords: coastal zone management, hydrography, geodesy, GIS, GPS, remote sensing.

GRAPHITE  
This list is a forum for researchers interested in industrial graphites to promote networking, discussion and exchange of ideas. This list is particularly relevant to those interested in nuclear graphite, its use as a structural material in reactor systems and subsequent ageing mechanisms and decommissioning. This list also includes discussion on the IAEA international database on irradiated graphite properties.

HEN  
This list is used by anyone who is involved in the preservation of engineering sites and artefacts and who wishes to inform others of their activities or discoveries or to seek information or advice.

IAMS  
The International Association for Media in Science recognises the importance of the use of screen based resources in University science education. It provides an international forum for the sharing of innovation and expertise to the benefit of higher education.

IAQ-MUSEUM  
For those researching the properties of indoor air quality, climate and the implications of this on objects, works of art, and archival records.

IDEACETL-NANOTECH  
This List is used by those participating in the Nanotechnology Ethics Theme Team of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied CETL. Sublist of ideacetl

LAKE-MONITORING  
This list has been retained 04/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This is the official list of the UK Lake Ecological Observatory Network - a group formed in 2008 to bring together UK academic and research communities working with in-lake monitoring systems - particularly LDMS buoys.

LANDECOL  
To facilitate communication and debate amongst those interested in landscape ecology particularly academics and practitioners.

MANCHESTER-COMPLEXITY  
This is a list associated with the informal seminar series jointly between University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University for announcements about seminars, conferences, papers, special issues etc. relevant to the complexity sciences (broadly conceived but including: social science, complexity physics, social networks, biological complexity). There is an associated blog at: http://manchester-complexity.blogspot.co.uk/

MEMORYNETWORK  
A multidisciplinary forum for discussing memory in the twenty-first century. Researchers, authors, artists and organisations are invited to share news, events, projects and publications. The Memory Network emerged from an AHRC Network led by the University of Roehampton and Durham University in 2012-14.

MICE-MEMO  
Mailing list to share information among the members of the MICE Experiment Management Office

MICE-UK-GRP-LDRS  
Mailing list to share information among the members of the MICE-UK Group Leaders

MRC-DATA-MANAGERS  
Forum for the Medical Research Council funded data managers, working both for MRC units as well as in universities.

MUSIC-AND-SCIENCE  
This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously managed by the Institute of Musical Research.

MYRDDIN  
This will be the list used by MYRDDIN: The Wales Network for the History and Social Study of Science, Technology and Medicine to keep members informed about forthcoming activities

NCD_SR  
Discussion group for the UK Non-Crystalline Diffraction synchrotron radiation user community.

NERC-ATMOS  
This list is used by NERC Atmospheric science and NCAS to publicise funding opportunities, vacancies and other relevant information. Only the NERC atmospheric science team and NCAS director can post to this list. To contact the list administrators email nerc-atmos-request@jiscmail.ac.uk

NERN-SPARKS  
Mailing list for early career researchers postgrads, postdocs etc working on energy systems, parallel to National Energy Research Network. Will include notices of relevant events arranged by UKERC and peer support discussions.

NSEW  
This is a list for National Science and Engineering Week event organisers to communicate with one another and share best practice. Organisers work at universities, research institutions, learned societies, trusts, schools, colleges, science clubs, community centres, science centres, museums, outreach companies, science and engineering-based industry or are individuals, all with an interest in creating events to inspire and engage adults and children with science and engineering based ideas. Join the list to learn more about National Science and Engineering Week!

PHYSSCI-EDUCATION  
This list is primarily set up for teachers of the physical sciences UK in higher education. The physical sciences covered include chemistry, physics, astronomy and forensic science. The list is intended to be used for discussion of all topics relating to the teaching of the physical sciences.

POSTDOC-ASSOC  
Discussion group of the UK's Association of Postdoctoral Researchers: for help, policy campaigning and the exchange of information about career opportunities, international research communities and research mobility.

PSCI-COM  
A list to provide a forum for discussion of any matter relating to public communication of science and public engagement with science. In addition, details of relevant events, meetings, jobs conferences and workshops etc can be posted here.

RESEARCH-DATAMAN  
List to discuss the data management issues arising in and from research projects in Higher Education and related research communities, in the UK and internationally, established by the Digital Curation Centre on behalf of the JISC.

SCI-ED  
A forum for discussing and sharing plans, ideas and resources to improve science and interdisciplinary STEM education across the UK, improving information sharing, reducing duplication of effort, and enhancing collaboration. It is aimed at professional development providers, teacher trainers, and those working to improve delivery, policy, research and resources in science and STEM education. Members can post conferences, resources, job adverts, ask questions, identify others working on similar projects etc.

SCI-JOURN-RES  
A forum for discussion on any matter relating to science journalism research and teaching. Aims: to encourage new research networks and the exchange of ideas regarding science journalism research, teaching practice and skills development.

SCIENCE-DIALOG  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list For the free discussion of issues in the large-scale structure of the world and the nature of scientific enquiry.

SCIENCE-EDUCATION  
A forum for academics engaged in the study of science education. The list will consider practical and theoretical issues relating to the teaching of science and the professional development of science educators at all levels. The list will have a research focus.

SCIENCE-IN-PUBLIC  

SCIREPS  
A forum for the discussion of the relationship between art and science, in particular the philosophy, psychology, sociology etc. of images, pictures, representations and visualisations in science and society

SHALE-RESEARCH  
This list is an interdisciplinary forum for anyone with an interest in shale and mudstone research. The list facilitates discussions on any aspect of shale research, including shale gas and oil shale exploration and production. The list is used to make announcements about shale research projects, workshops, meetings, and publications.

SOIN  
Linking academic outreach practitioners in Norfolk, SOIN will maximise collaboration and ensure effective use of resources

STEAPP-CONNECT  
This list is to support the network of current students and alums in the UCL Masters in Public Administration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy.

STEM-DC  
This email list is for the core members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Disability Committee

STEMOUTREACH  
This list has been retained 20/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list To enable dialogue between a group of like-minded Outreach workers, based in strategically important yet vulnerable subject areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

STEMPRA  
The list is used by members of Stempra to share ideas and discuss the latest issues in science communication. Only paid-up members of Stempra may join this list - http://www.stempra.org.uk/

STI-SSN  
A network for museums, universities and archives interested in the history and preservation of science, technology and industry.

STICK  
The Scottish Technology and Industry Collections and Knowledge network aims to promote care and enjoyment of these ollections. Through research, stewardship and advocacy, STICK will encourage wider engagement with technological and industrial collections across Scotland.

SUSCIT  
This list has been retained 08/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the Citizen Science for Sustainability (SuScit)network to disseminate information, for example details of events, new publications and policy developments, among its members.

SUV-MEMBERS  
The International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives listserv is a members forum for professional discussion

TEPHRA  
The tephra mailing list is used for the discussion and distribution of advances in the fields of Quaternary tephrochronology and volcanism.

TRANSPORT-CONSERVATION  
This list is to enable the discussion of all aspects of the conservation and restoration of items in transport and related collections, for example buses, trains, trams, cars, motorcycles, aircraft, etc.

UCLAN-HPCF  
This list is used by the users of the University of Central Lancashire's High Performance Computer Facility User Group

UK-EELT  
The UK-EELT list is a subscription based mailing list to alert members of the UK community on developments of the European Extremely Large Telescope program. It will cover relevant news and announcements from the UK and the European Southern Observatory and other partner countries.

UK-SYSTEMS-THINKING  
This list is used to discuss questions of integrated assessments; how to make sense of complexity in an interdependent world; and the promotion of the increased use of systems thinking in UK academia and government and enlarging international engagement.

UKPN  
This list is used by members of the UK Polar Network for collaboration among young UK polar researches and the announcement of research, funding, and conference opportunities

UPSTREAM-NANO  
A mailing list for public engagement work related to nanotechnology.

XL30-USERS  
This list has been retained 11/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list XL30 electron microscope to help with technical problems and the spread of infomation about the XL30.

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