Human Subject Training


The Human Subjects Protection tutorials use "Chalk", the same testing program used for HIPAA and Safety training.

To view these tutorials correctly, you should be using a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox or Chrome), with your browser set to accept "cookies", and you should have the Adobe Acrobat™ Reader plug-in installed.

University employees and/or students

  1. Logon to myKUMC portal.
  2. Enter your KUMC network account username and password. This is the same information you use to login to the network when you turn on your computer.
  3. Click the "Training" tab.
  4. In the box labeled "CHALK" on the right of your screen you will see a list of the online training courses available to you in CHALK. Select the option "Human Subjects Protection". Based on the descriptions provided, you will need to select either the "Human Subjects Protection Tutorial" or the "Human Subjects Protection Refresher Tutorial".

Guest Access

If you do not have a KUMC network account and need a guest account, ask the account requestor from your sponsoring department to create an appropriate account for you. (It could take up to three days to create an account.)

Note: You will also have guest access to HIPAA training from your training record page. If you are involved in human subjects research at KUMC, you are also required to take “HIPAA for Research Personnel." which is Module 7 of the full tutorial.

Print Certificate

After completing all seven module quizzes of the full tutorial with a score of 85% or better, you will need to log back into CHALK. Click on "Human Subjects Protection". Select the "Human Subjects Protection Tutorial" option. You will see a link at the top of the page that reads "View or Print Certificate of Completion".

Note: You do not need to log back in to CHALK to print the certificate from the Refresher tutorial. Instead, you will automatically be prompted to print a certificate upon passing the refresher quiz.

If you are unable to successfully log into CHALK, please call the Help Desk at 913-588-7995.

Supplemental Training is Available

The Office of Compliance has purchased access to the CITI training program to supplement our existing human subjects protection training. CITI is the curriculum from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, housed at University of Miami. CITI modules are completely optional, but they offer a comprehensive resource for anyone who is involved in human studies. Instructions are as follows: 

  1. Go to the CITI site:
  2. Click on “New Users Register Here” link
  3. Section 1 - Select "University of Kansas Medical Center" as your institution
  4. Complete Registration Steps 1 – 4. 
  5. Complete the demographic page
  6. Select curriculum of “Human Subjects Research” and the Basic Course
Please note: Although the Basic Course says it is “required,” these modules are optional training for KUMC research personnel. 

The CITI modules provide informative guidance on Good Clinical Practice, FDA requirements for clinical trials, trial management, the informed consent process, ethical issues in social-behavioral research and many other useful topics. Research personnel are encouraged to augment their skills by accessing these modules. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Human Subjects Protection Tutorials, please contact Diane Etzel-Wise at 913-588-1390 or email

Last modified: Feb 26, 2014
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