Candidate for Director

Velma Marzinotto, BScN, RN, CCRP

Independent Consultant

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Other Positions:

Senior Research Compliance and Education Specialist, St. Michael’s Hospital, 2013 - 2019

Clinical Research Facilitator/Monitor, SickKids, 2002 - 2013

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, SickKids, 1997 - 2002

Academic and Professional Degrees/Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, 1982

Ontario Certificate of Competence, College of Nurses of Ontario, Canada, 1982 – current (non-practising since 2020)

SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional, 2006 – current

SOCRA Activities and Positions Held:

Speaker, Annual Conference, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Speaker, Canadian Regulatory Conference, 2019

Speaker, Toronto Chapter, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Publication, Source Journal, 2017, 2021 (pending)                  

Member, 2004 - current

Other Organization Activities and Positions Held:

Member, Clinical Trials Ontario Research Ready Advisory Group, 2019 - current 

Member, Quality Committee, N2, 2014 – current

Co–Chair, Quality Committee, N2, 2018 - 2020

Member, CAREB REB SOP Sub-Committee, N2, 2013 – 2019

Speaker, Clinical Research Webinars, Complion, 2017, 2018

Speaker, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), 2005, 2017, 2018

Subject Matter Expert, Research Audit Process, SickKids – Hamad Medical Corporation Partnership, 2011, 2012

Study Protocol Reviewer, SickKids, 2010 - 2018

Clinical Auditor, Children’s Cancer Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 2007

Papers Published: Total = 24; Abstracts Presented: Total = 38

Vision Statement

I have had extensive experience in education throughout my career, first as a nurse educator and then as a clinical research facilitator and research quality assurance specialist. SOCRA has provided many opportunities for my personal and professional growth, networking with colleagues, mentorship and advanced knowledge. Maintaining SOCRA certification as a clinical research professional has validated my role as a research quality expert. Just as SOCRA has helped to expand my knowledge and expertise, I will continue to contribute to the education and development of the SOCRA membership. In my role as a director on the SOCRA Board of Directors, I am committed to sharing my expertise with the ultimate goal of enhancing research practices to ensure the proper conduct of clinical research.