Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Compliance

NOTE:  This is the University of Kansas Medical Center compliance office site. To contact the  University of Kansas Physician's Compliance Office, contact Linda Wood at 913-588-6629.  For University of Kansas Hospital Compliance, contact Robert Spaniol at 913-945-5216.


Mission of the Office of Compliance

To assure the highest standards of excellence and integrity in all its research endeavors, and promote ethical conduct of research through proactive mechanisms such as:

  • Education and Outreach
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Enforcement
  • Assessment, Monitoring, Auditing and Reporting
  • Institutional and Individual Accountability
  • Institutional Oversight Committees
Compliance News

Breaking news from HRPP about training for human subjects researchers: 

On July 15, 2014, the HRPP office will begin using an online resource, CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative), for Human Subjects Committee (HSC) training requirements.  HSC training will no longer be available in Chalk after the transition to CITI.

To avoid unnecessary effort, please do not access training from the CITI website until we notify you that the KUMC-specific courses are finalized.  The new CITI training is only required when your previous training expires. We will continue to recognize your Chalk Training for 3 years from your completion date. Watch for updated information here.

Cookies and Compliance

If you missed our four-part series highlighting various compliance areas, you can view the presentations here.

General eCompliance Access

For eCompliance access issues, please contact Jayhawk Tech Clinic (IT Help Desk) at 588-7995.

eCompliance Assistance with IRB and COI

You can sign up for one of our helpful technical assistance sessions through the HRPP website, in the HRPP Events and Training Calendar. OR an HRPP staff member will assist you at your desk.  Contact Diane Etzel-Wise at 588-1390 or

Other COI info

If you have questions about completing your Conflict of Interest report, please see our informative COI website and be sure to check the User Guides.  Don't forget to check the box and click finish at the Assurance and Certification screen; otherwise your report will remain in draft status.

Keep your Disclosures current! Please "Create an Update Certification" in eCompliance if you have a new entity to disclose or make changes to your existing disclosures within 30 days of the change.

COI Contact Information: 588-0940, 588-1390 or View more info at the COI Website


The Office of Compliance will achieve national recognition for effective compliance by creating an environment where compliance is viewed as an integral component in the ethical conduct of research and education.

Core Values

  • Excellence - We seek excellence in all our endeavors, and we are committed to continuous improvement.
  • Intellectual Freedom -We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge.
  • Integrity -We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty, and we will be equitable, ethical and professional.
  • Service - We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor.
  • Diversity - We respect others and value diversity of opinion, freedom of expression, and other ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Stewardship of Resources - We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources. We accept the responsibility of the public's trust and are accountable for our actions.
Last modified: Jul 21, 2014