The Southern California Kaiser Permanente IRB of Pasadena has created ReguBingo, a new game for IRBs to use to teach IRB members, staff, researchers and research staff, and others about human research protection regulations.

The following shows how a conflicts of interest (COI) ReguBingo game works:

• The game includes the following items:

- ReguBingo game set of one deck of cards and 11 boards,

- pre- and post-tests related to the regulatory subject,

- chips, pencils or pens,

- resources about the regulations and policies, and

- incentives, such as books, key chains, and other items.

• An IRB instructor gives participants a regulations pre-test, including the following questions:

- The person I call to report a possible financial or non-financial conflict of interest is… Answer: COI officer.

- When I have a conflict of interest, I must do a… Answer: COI Management Plan.

- Financial conflict of interest is anything of monetary value, whether or not the value is readily ascertainable. True or False? Answer: True.

- Arrangements such as when relatives of the same household working together may create an awkward situation is in what section of the Principles of Responsibility? Answer: 8.4.1.

- Kaiser Permanente must train investigators prior to investigators engaging in research, every four years thereafter, and immediately. True or False? Answer: True.

• There are 8.5 x 11-inch ReguBingo cards with 16 boxes that can be filled.

• Each box contains a colorful illustration, such as a graphic, cartoon, or photo, and the words describing that part of the regulations, including these samples:

- the COI,

- the COI officer,

- the conduct,

- the 60 days, and

- the corrective action.

• The instructor has index card-sized cards that are randomly pulled and read, including the following samples:

- “If an investigator has significant financial interests, the investigator must declare this HOW?” The answer: “In writing.”

- “Kaiser Permanente must train investigators prior to investigators engaging in research, every how many years thereafter, and immediately?” Answer: “The four years.”

- “This person may not accept enrollment bonuses from research payments related to achieving targets or meeting timeframes established by the sponsor.” Answer: “The investigator.”

- “It is when covered individuals are expected to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment. Any such actual or apparent conflicts and any institutional interest of SCPMG are to be disclosed and managed in accordance with R&E policy.” Answer: “The disclosure.”

- “A significant financial interest that could directly and significantly affect the [WHAT?] of research? Answer: “The conduct.”

• The instructor calls out cards, one at a time, and if an attendee knows the answer, he or she can place a chip on the square that lists the correct answer.

• The first person to complete four boxes diagonally shouts out “ReguBingo” and wins a prize.

• All participants take a post-test and answer an evaluation question that reads: “What did you like most about ReguBingo?”

• They receive a summary with the answers for the pre/post tests and card deck.