The Kaizen training platform, developed by CCTS Informatics, is based on the philosophy of continual improvement and is designed to enhance education through a competitive format. Kaizen has trained over 2,000 investigators in various competencies.

What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen is an app-based, educational gaming platform built to provide a fun, yet competitive learning environment. Developed as an innovative quiz game, the aim is to provide a fun and flexible way to learn new competencies and test retention. 

What games are offered?

  • Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T) is available to anyone on a monthly basis
There are many games offered as part of course work at the UAB School of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health. These games include:

  • Kaizen Nursing (UAB School of Nursing)
  • Kaizen-Introduction to Clinical Medicine (UAB School of Medicine)
  • Kaizen-SOPH-MPH Orientation (UAB School of Public Health)
  • Biostatistics
  • CCTS Clinical and Translational Science Training Program (CTSTP)
  • CCTS Good Clinical Practices (GCP

Featured Game - Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T)

Featured Game - Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) requires formal instruction in Scientific Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T) for all federally-funded trainees. In support of high quality investigation and in our commitment to scientific integrity, UAB based the R2T-Kaizen course upon the review of articles focusing on common errors and fallacies in scientific research as well as the (4) focus areas of R2T: scientific premise, authentication of chemical and biologic resources, consideration of sex and other biologic variables in study design and statistical rigor. All T, K, F awardees are encouraged to play but it is open to all investigators at UAB, across the CCTS Partner Network, and around the country. The first online R2T course was developed and piloted in January 2017.

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Participating Institutions

  • UAB
  • Ohio State
  • HudsonAlpha
  • Vanderbilt
  • LSU Health
  • University of Florida
  • Tulane
  • University of Pittburgh
  • Auburn
  • Souther Research
  • Pennington
  • Tuskegee
  • South Alabama
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi