Excellent ideas, Marco! -----Original Message----- From: esnr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:esnr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Marco Congedo Sent: 26 June 2004 10:20 To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [esnr] Standards Hello, four things: 1) Please always include your affiliation and where do you work below your signature, so to facilitate the process of knowing each other, which is important for our society. 2) Shall we have a database of members, with degree, experience, specialty, interests etc.? 3) In order to avoid the pitiful situations that are the norm in forums like the EEGbiofeedback american forum, I suggest that an explicit regulamentation about links to commercial web-pages and reference to commercial products should be adopted before it will be too late. 4) I have been contacted by several people that are looking for an EEG aqcuisition machine, a neurofeedback device, and software for data analysis. Many practioners joined us recently and many more will do in the near future. The panorama in the market is very confusing and these people are left alone in taking decision that are of the utmost importance for their success. As you know there are several "crappy" products out there and our community should be protected. Furthermore, in order to promote standards in our field, it could be a good idea to promote hardware and software standards. Should we take agreement with selected companies to obtain better price for the equipment we need in exchange of official support from the society? This way we could get better prices for our members and we could rise some money for the functioning of the society. Also, we would make sure to promote omly high-quality products. This leads me to the last point. 6) should we build a clinical/research database of studies? Certified members would have access to upload and download their studies, including clinical cases and group research. Each entry would include anagraphics, psychometrics, anamnesis, pre-post qEEGs, protocol specification etc. There would be a database for depression, one for ADHD, etc. I am not al all good in web programming and web databases. If someone is, I would be glad to help. Just a few ideas, Best Regards, Marco _____ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/aac/*http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail/static/ease.html> Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish.