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You will be able to access the Sorting Feedback Survey through our online reservation portal and from within sorting appointment confirmation emails.

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Modifying / deleting a reservation

You can modify or delete any of your reservations (up to the minimum cancellation time as outlined in our "Booking Policies." Only the reservation owner, or an operator, will be permitted to modify or delete a reservation. You will be able to view reservations owned by other users, but you will not have access to the editing link.

You can modify or delete your reservation by clicking on the "Modify" or "Delete" links next to it in the "My Reservations" list. This will bring up a pop-up window very similar to the "New Reservation" window. You have two choices; you can either modify the starting and ending times of the reservation, or you can click the "Delete" check box.

After making your changes, press the "Modify" button at the bottom of the form. Your new request will be evaluated against current reservations and a message will appear notifying you if the resource is available for the new times you requested. If you need to change times again, return to the modification window and select new times that do not overlap other reservations. After your reservation has been successfully modified, the schedule will automatically refresh. When modifying a reservation involving operator assistance, you must also make the same modification to the operator booking.

If you are modifying a reservation for a resource requiring approval, the modification will have to be approved, and the modified reservation will be yellow highlighted to denote "Approval Pending." If you modified instrument and operator bookings for the same appointment, both modifications require approval.

If you open a reservation window but do not want to modify it, please click "Cancel" rather than "Modify" - otherwise the system will generate emails to you and the schedule administrator.

On occasion, an operator may need to modify your reservation after it was initially made and approved. Such modifications will be automatically reflected in your "My Reservations" list and on "My Calendar." You will be automatically emailed about such modifications.