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The Enfo Style Manual in PDF 

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Manual of Style

     Welcome ..                                     
  Tips & FAQs ..             Chapter 1
  Conveniences ..             Chapter 2
  Scientific Query ..            Chapter 3
  Presenting Data ..             Chapter 4
  Seeking Resources ..         Chapter 5
  Completing Queries ..         Chapter 6


    This document is intended to provide guidance for developing lines of query, writing analysis, or other reports or proposals. Please use this guide for your contributions at Cafe Rad Lab. The url of this website changed 20 Sept. 2015. Let us know if everything works for you and please share your thoughts or concerns on any of the discussion posts by contacting Pia. Ideas welcome.

Per Admin: Users who maintain and participate on this platform foster a collegial atmosphere regardless of experience or knowledge of the issues discussed.

Threatening or rude behavior will not be tolerated and users engaged in such conduct will be banned from participation.

Users are encouraged to share information, preferably with source links and documentation, as well as questions, ideas, thoughts, and concerns.

Chapter 1

Tips and FAQs

Helpful Information/Practices:

    Time/date stamp reset for discussion entries to GMT -4 hours which currently represents New York City ET ... so, for me in UY if I post at 3pm my time, the post time stamp will represent 2pm in New York. We may change the date Time Stamp. Contact us with your thoughts.

    Please cite urls you reference if not already cited in a thread (point to the source) to help everyone find their way.

    Inserting pics/screenshots: Attaching a photo is a two step process, you are doing the first step

Step 1 - Upload the photo
 Scroll down to the new attachment section, click the choose file button, select the file, click add attachment

Step 2 - Insert the photo into the post

Underneath the new attachment section you will see the image file you uploaded in Step one, on the right side you will see two buttons, one button says remove the other says insert into post

Click on the button that says insert into post

Scroll back up to the post and you will see a shortcode that looks like this --  [attachment=60]

That will put the photo in your post wherever that shortcode is located.  you can cut and paste the shortcode wherever in the text you want it.
    In the interest of using standard formats for writing of scientific and educational topics in Environmental Services forums and for publications, we recommend staying informed about guidance from the AMA Manual of Style http://www.amamanualofstyle.com/page/updates.

    For example, it is good to know that journals are addressing conflicts of interest:

Disclosure Requirements for Authors. A number of journals have clarified policies for disclosing and managing authors’ conflicts of interests, including changes to definitions and terms of what should be disclosed. The subsection on Requirements for Authors in 5.5.1 (pages 170-172 in print) has been revised to address these changes. This update was implemented in March 2015.

    The Scientific Writing Booklet Complied by Marc E. Tischler, Ph.D. University of Arizona  provides clear guidance on how to prepare scientific papers. cbc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/marc/Sci-Writing.pdf

    Format for submitting comments/items in Environmental Services forums – not all line items always need to be filled out, but if all are it will help facilitate sharing published research for future publications from the core.

Pub. Date:
Online Source:
Formal Citation:
Submitter, date: Content:

    In addition to using recommended styles for scientific projects and communications, there are training programs available for researchers such as the NIH online training course Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research located here researchethics.od.nih.gov. See more NIH topics such as scientific integrity and peer review here: http://researchethics.od.nih.gov/CourseIndex.aspx.

    National Institutes of Health Regulations, Policies & GuidanceEthical Guidelines & Regulations grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/hs/ethical_guidelines.htm.

Chapter 2

    This forum is a MyBB forum. There are many cool things you can do with your posts besides just enter words. Besides the tool bar options above the comment box, you can also use simple html tags. You can use MyCode, a simplified version of HTML, in your posts to create certain effects. Below are samples of how to use code in your posts and a large set of code youmay wish to study is located at http://docs.mybb.com/1.6/MyCode/                                  

Chapter 3

Scientific Query

    Query "derives from the Latin quaere (the imperative form of quaerere, meaning to ask or seek) from the book Querying XML: XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in context which is in reference to database queries. Scientific research articles "provide a method for scientists to communicate with other scientists about the results of their research" according to Columbia.edu in their paper on writing scientific research. What we hope to accomplish in this forum is to observe events, seek answers, and share our thoughts on a variety of nuclear physics issues through a process of scientific query.

Chapter 4
Presenting Data

    When posting events or information it is very useful to have as much information and data as possible to help each other understand what is being observed. So, for example, when I find an article citing opinions of an ocean research crew, I look at the design of the research model to understand the significance of their findings. I want to know how much data was collected and what type of data is presented. While it is "easy" to grasp reports which don't necessarily cite data, I find it more useful to see raw data and not necessarily the crew's opinions on  their findings.

    One of our purposes in this forum is to strive to gather and present as much data and relevant information as possible so others are empowered to help us find answers to our queries.

Chapter 5
Seeking Resources

    During the course of our investigations into the meaning of events or data, it may be necessary to reach out to others in fields of expertise related to our purpose. This may include scientists or officials conducting or overseeing work on marine issues or wildlife issues. At the end of this manual is an email list of researchers whose work may interest you.

    Other resources you may find helpful, depending on the level of work includes:

Grants.Gov (agency grants for researchers)
Digital Research Tools (DiRT) (tools and resources that can help scholars, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, conduct research more efficiently or creatively)
Peter Daley's Food Lab (New Zealand lab testing food from around the world)
MyBB Community Forums (our host with lots of technical information & tools)
Administrating MyBB (good practices)

Completing Queries

    Once answers, or more questions have been discovered, it's helpful to present findings for educational purposes. While we may not be recognized as a scientific research community, yet, we ought strive to publish our findings to close our queries, or, take them to a new level. Some of you may already have published your research and can help guide us through that process.

Thank You and Have Fun!

Email List Courtesy of Warren in EneNews:

US State and Federal Representatives
Find and Contact Your Mayor
john.holdren@ostp.gov John Holdren, President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
RLG2@us.ibm.com Richard Garwin, physicist & IBM Fellow Emeritus
peterson@nuc.berkeley.edu Per Peterson, research focuses on problems in energy and environmental systems
kathy.gibson@nrc.gov Kathy Gibson, NRC Deputy Director, Division of Systems Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
stephanie.bush-goddard@nrc.gov Stephanie Bush-Goddard, leads the Radiation Protection Code Analysis and Maintenance Program in the Office of Research, Radiation Protection Branch
krksmith@berkeley.edu  Kirk Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley
TEMcKone@lbl.gov Tom McKone, Adjunct Professor of Environmental HealthSchool of Public HealthDivision of Environmental Health SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley
kbuesseler@whoi.edu Ken Buesseler, WHOI
EBNorman@lbl.gov  Professor Eric Norman, performed research in homeland security, neutrino physics, and nuclear astrophysics
kvetter@nuc.berkeley.edu Professor Kai Vetter, teaches  “Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory”
kate.wynne@alaska.edu Kate Wynne, Marine Mammal Specialist - Alaska Sea Grant
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(09-21-2015, 06:28 PM)piajensen Wrote: The Enfo Style Manual in PDF 
[Image: pdf.png]   enfo style manual.pdf (Size: 189.06 KB / Downloads: 0)
Clicked on the link and got 'The specified attachment does not exist.'
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Not sure what the problem is - I just clicked on it and got the pdf - do you have a pop up blocker on, high security/firewall, or something?

I'll post the text above in a sec.... done.
just pm me if needed.
Pia, tried again, same error. Win 7, no blockers, standard MS useless firewall and security settings, adobe at latest version. The 'specified file does not exist' error looked like a permissions problem to me, not able to access the file.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
okay, again, not sure why, but the file is in text above anyway. Will discus with Lucas.
just pm me if needed.
Hey I hope I am in the right spot. All of my Stylets are scrambled and mixed up. Can I rest to default some how? Thanks for your time.
(11-04-2015, 09:48 PM)eyeball kid Wrote: Hey I hope I am in the right spot.  All of my Stylets are scrambled and mixed up.  Can I rest to default some how?  Thanks for your time.

Can you capture a screenshot of the issue you are having and maybe we can help from there?
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
(11-04-2015, 09:50 PM)LWH Wrote:
(11-04-2015, 09:48 PM)eyeball kid Wrote: Hey I hope I am in the right spot.  All of my Stylets are scrambled and mixed up.  Can I rest to default some how?  Thanks for your time.

Can you capture a screenshot of the issue you are having and maybe we can help from there?
Sorry having trouble with the url.  when I go into radlab thru photoshop somehow all my small images on the right are scrambled and i now have to search thru them.  just wondering if i can reset to default settings some how?
I'm unclear on the issues. what do you mean

"when I go into radlab thru photoshop" and
"somehow all my small images on the right are scrambled"

these don't sound like issues with the forum, but with your computer.
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How exactly should the 'Reputation' feature be used. I've been on other forums that have similar features, and frequently there is not a clear understanding to users how and when to use such features. Can we  establish a clear use for 'Reputation' possibly here in the style guide? Or is it explained somewhere else?

Additionally I'm also unable to download the Enfo Style Guide PDF attachment.
When I choose to use the reputation feature it is because I am glad the news has been brought forth - an encouragement to members to keep up the good work. My motivation for doing so is to show I care that others care... not sure it really matters in the long run. I don't look at it like the "like" or "favorite" notices in other social media forums.

What exactly happens when you try to download the PDF? I access it upon clicking on the link.
just pm me if needed.
(03-11-2016, 03:38 PM)piajensen Wrote: What exactly happens when you try to download the PDF? I access it upon clicking on the link.

I am sent to a generated page with the error:
The specified attachment does not exist.

what happens when accessing this specific link? http://caferadlab.com/attachment.php?aid=32 - it gives the wrong url notice? I don't understand... it pops up the doc for me every time. Will pass on to Lucas... and sending the original PDF to you direct, check your inbox in a moment... nope, wait -

Are you signed in? You can't get some things if not signed in. Resolved.
just pm me if needed.

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