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Your Access Level Options

The Graduate School's Deposit and Dissemination Policy states that your ETD must eventually be made available openly on the web. Your ETD will be hosted in both UW's institutional repository, ResearchWorks, and in ProQuest's ETD Database.

Consequently, you will need to indicate your choices in TWO sections about how your ETD is made available. Most students choose to make their work available immediately, but you can choose to limit access temporarily before making it available openly.

IMPORTANT: The metadata describing your ETD, including the citation and abstract, is openly available immediately - regardless of the embargo or restriction status. This information is searchable by Google, Bing and other search engines, so take care that neither the descriptive information nor the text contain confidential or sensitive information.

If you want to: then you need to select:
  In UW ResearchWorks   In ProQuest

Make ETD available to everyone on the web immediately

Open Access

AND

n/a* 

*ProQuest access is limited to subscribing members. If you choose Open Access through ResearchWorks we recommend you also choose “Immediate Access” through ProQuest
Restrict access to members of the UW community for a defined period

UW-Only Access

Choose 1, 2, or 5 years, at which point it will become openly available on the web.

AND

No Access during Restricted Access Period

Choose 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, or your own specification. Make sure it aligns with your UW-Only restriction period.

Restrict access to members of the ProQuest subscription community (includes UW)

UW-Only Access

Choose 1, 2, or 5 years, at which point it will become openly available on the web.

AND

Immediate Access”*

*Be aware that the ETD will be openly available on the web through ResearchWorks once the “UW-Only Access” period ends

Deny access to anyone

(limited to 1 year)

No Access

Available for 1 year, at which point it will become openly available on the web.

AND

No Access during Restricted Access Period

Choose 1 year, to align with ResearchWorks.

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