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Forms and Account Policies for the Computational Lingustics servers


This page lays out the policies pertaining to user accounts and software installation on the Computational Linguistics computing cluster and links to the forms that are used to carry out the policies.

User accounts

All new users should submit an account request online. A UW NetID is required. Users must read and agree to abide by the server usage policy.

Student accounts will be active if the student is currently enrolled in a course using Computational Linguistics resources or if the student has contacted the lab director to request an extension.

Student accounts that are not extended are suspended at the end of the quarter (for non-Lingustics students) or after the expected graduation date (for Linguistics students. ) Users whose accounts are about to be suspended will be notified by email, if possible, so they can request an extension or remove any data they want to keep.

Backups of User Files

Our servers are backed up nightly; however, users are encouraged to keep their own local backups of critical files.

Information for faculty regarding student accounts

Faculty are no longer required to submit class lists, unless there is software specific to the class that must limited to those users due to license restrictions. In that case, the tab-delimited class list file from MyUW should be submitted to linghelp@u by one week before the start of instruction.

Faculty should notify linghelp@u about any students that drop their course and are no longer enrolled in any Linguistics courses, so their accounts can be disabled.

Deadlines for upcoming quarters

Quarter Initial Class List Due Add/Drop Deadline
Fall '07 September 19 October 9
Winter '08 December 31 January 20
Spring '08 March 24 April 13
Summer '08 Full June 16 July 6
Summer '08 A June 16 June 29
Summer '08 B July 17 July 30

Information for faculty regarding software installation

Software requests should be made 2 months prior to the start of the quarter they are needed in. The Software Request form elicits the information necessary to install the software, test to see that it runs, ensure that it is used according to its license, and record the details of the installation so that the software can be reinstalled with minimal delay should the system need to be rebuilt. If necessary the system administrator can assist with coming up with an installation procedure, but this may delay the installation of the software.

This form is no longer required, but submitting it may speed up the installation of your software. If you do not wish to submit a form, you may email requests to linghelp@u. Requests still should be made 2 months before the start of the quarter.

Note that the last portion of the form (list of authorized users) only needs to be filled out if the license agreement for the software requires that we maintain a list of authorized users.

Be sure to test any previously installed software you are counting on using by the software request deadline, in case it needs updating as well.

Deadlines for software requests

Quarter Request forms due
Winter '08 November 7
Spring '08 January 31
Summer '08 Full April 23
Summer '08 A April 23
Summer '08 B May 26

Information for students reqarding software installation

Student requests for software should be directed to the lab director (ebender at u.washington.edu).


-- EmilyBender - 15 Feb 2006, DavidBrodbeck - 04 Oct 2007

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xlsxls SoftwareRequest.xls manage 109.5 K 2007-08-23 - 17:57 UnknownUser Revised software request form.
Topic revision: r4 - 2007-10-04 - 00:26:00 - DavidBrodbeck

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