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Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) List Serve

CMRL Description

NDACAN maintains a list serve called the Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) for those concerned with research issues in child abuse and neglect and its prevention. The CMRL offers all child abuse and neglect researchers the opportunity to share and obtain research information in a moderated exchange.

A "list serve" or "E-list" is an electronic mailing list that automatically distributes e-mail messages to all those who have subscribed to the list. When you send a message to the list it is automatically forwarded to all subscribers. Likewise, as a subscriber you will receive the postings of all the other subscribers. Subscribers also have the option of responding to the originator of a message rather than to the whole list. The Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve was established in November 1993 and currently has hundreds of subscribers. The goal of the CMRL is to encourage scholarly discussion among researchers in the field of child abuse and neglect. Appropriate topics for discussion include all areas of child abuse and neglect research (e.g., epidemiology, etiology, prevention, consequences, intervention, and treatment) and the full range of relevant research issues (e.g., measurement, instrumentation, statistical analysis, ethics). The list is not open to discussions of program-related or clinical issues except as they relate to evaluation research.

The emphasis of the list is on sharing timely and helpful information rather than on the discussion of issues or sharing of opinions. For example, appropriate postings will include announcements of professional meetings and other resources, requests for information or assistance, and timely news items. In order to maintain a professional forum, we ask that when you subscribe to the CMRL, you enter your real name, not a fictional one.

All postings are reviewed by an NDACAN staff moderator. The moderator on duty has the option of approving each message in full or discarding it -- messages are not edited or partially approved. Please read the CMRL Moderation and Posting Guidelines.


If you have trouble with your Child-Maltreatment-Research-L subscription please write to for assistance. In addition, Cornell University publishes a guide called Basic Tasks for E-list Members with information and instructions for subscription settings.