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How to Sponsor HERON Access

Qualified faculty can sponsor collaborators and research team members:

  1. Visit using any web browser
    1. Note: If you are outside the KUMC network, you will need to use a KUMC VPN connection
  2. Login with your regular KUMC login/password, just as you would use to acceess
  3. Follow the "HERON Sponsorship Request" link
    1. Note: This link is only visible to faculty members
  4. Enter the ID(s) for your sponsoree(s) and add
  5. The form should autofill your information and the sponsoree(s) information, Make sure the following fields are complete.  
    1. Sponsoring faculty member full name
    2. Sponsoring faculty member network ID
    3. Title of research area for candidate
    4. Research expiration date (if applicable)
    5. Select "Sponsorship"
    6. Read the "Sponsor HERON System Usage Users" agreement. You will acknowledge agreement to the terms listed upon submission of the form
    7. Provide description of candidate activities with regard to HERON usage
    8. Attach files (optional)
    9. Candidate KUMC network ID
    10. Candidate name, title, and department
    11. If the candidate is not a KUMC employee, please enter affiliation
      1. Note: Candidate must have a network ID to access HERON even if not employed by KUMC
  6. Submit the application. The system will notify the Data Request Oversight Committee (DROC) by email that an application is pending approval. In a few days, you should get notice of approval (or otherwise) by email. 

If the request is approved, the candidate will receive an email as well; they can execute the system access agreement and log in to HERON as usual.


  • Introduction to REDCap and HERON: Beginner Training Clinics Tuesdays 12pm-1pm CST. Click here to sign up. This is an introduction for new users or users needing a refresher
  • For questions or help with projects: REDCap & HERON Office Hours, Monday & Wednesday 4pm-5pm CST, Friday 9am-10am CST. Click here to sign up. This is not a beginner course; 15-20 min appointment to assist with specific questions
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  • For project development by MI: Contact MI Support at Funding is required
Last modified: Jul 22, 2021