COSSI -- Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation


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This group has been created to facilitate communication and collaboration between those working in the social science of immunisation. Items proposed for inclusion are in the three main categories:
1. News items/publications and meetings of interest
2. A forum for questions and feedback
3. An avenue for rapid information about media controversies

The group is a private group for professionals and postgraduate students involved in the social science of immunisation in Australia, whether at the level of research, policy development, or as immunisation providers. This group also welcomes professionals in other countries who wish to learn more about the social science of immunisation in Australia, and/or wish to communicate their experience with us.

This mail list discussion group was set up by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS) and The University of Sydney. Opinions expressed on this mail list are not necessarily those of the Centre or University.

Those people wanting to join this list must be willing to state clearly who they are, where they work and what their involvement with immunisation is. (This is necessary to prevent inappropriate messages such as unsolicited commercial e-mail, e.g. spam from being sent to the group). Unless otherwise stated, this information will be publicly displayed on a webpage on the NCIRS website to facilitate with collaborations.

The COSSI administrator will keep a watching brief on messages and will provide additional information where it is thought to be useful. In the interests of open and rapid communication, it will not be possible to screen all discussion content.

The COSSI committee will also regularly circulate items of interest to all members.

The network receives secretarial support from NCIRS, and does not accept sponsorship from the pharmaceutical industry.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the COSSI Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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