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Yes, under the following conditions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make changes.
Great! We'll happily oblige.
You may make changes based on the access levels and restriction lengths that were initially presented to you at the time of submission. For example:
In November 2016 a student contacts the library and requests that their Spring 2015 thesis be embargoed. In Spring 2015, the restriction options were: 1) 1-year embargo, or 2)1, 2, or 5 year restriction to the UW community. Had the student chosen 1-year embargo initially, that period would have already passed; therefore, full embargo should not be presented as an option. However, had the student chosen 2 or 5 year UW-restriction, that would still be in effect. The student may therefore choose UW-restriction up until June 2021.
If you are considering patenting material within the thesis or dissertation, an additional year of full embargo may be granted. Otherwise, restrictions may be extended as above.
This may only be done with explicit permission from the Grad School. This would be extremely rare, and would most likely mean that openly publishing the ETD would risk:
Most likely if an ETD posed such risks, it would not in fact be appropriate to upload it through the ETD Administrator system. You will need to work with your advisor and the Graduate School to determine the best course of action.
For the most part, no. But contact email@example.com to be sure.
The version you submitted is an official record of the work that was evaluated and approved for the purposes of your graduation, and it is important to preserve that record. If you find that there are small changes here or there that you would like to make, you will need to find another venue to make it available. It cannot serve as a representation of your academic thesis or dissertation.
In rare cases - such as those that involve legal or contractual issues, or if there are serious mistakes that de-legitimize the final publication - the Graduate School may make an exception. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure that you have the support and approval of your advisor.
Unless explicitly permitted by the Graduate School, only minor edits to the metadata may be made (spelling errors, etc.).
ResearchWorks does not have the technical capacity to hide ETDs from search engines. Similarly, we do not have the ability to hide metadata, so be sure that your abstract does not contain any sensitive information.