Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a clinical data management director.

A clinical data management director is tasked with the primary roles of ensuring that the service delivered for clinical data is accurate and of high quality. He/she participates in planning, leading and interacting with various project teams to ensure that results are achieved. He/she will also get to oversee the development of data platform for use by clinical personnel.

Besides that, they can also get to do the following; reviewing protocols for clinical trials and keeping the records up to date, collaborating with other departments to ensure that accurate data is delivered, audit and counter checking databases to ensure the data is in order, approving deliverables and supervising data management staff.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


To prepare adequately at all times before going for any interview.

Learn to listen actively to what is said and what is not said during the interviewing process.

[employee comments goal]

Champion the company's vision and mission and provide valuable input as an effective strategic planning team member

Analyze the company's competitive advantages and reflect on how one can use these to drive sales of the company's products and services

[employee comments goal]

Present topics for discussion that help employees develop their presentation skills

Ask others to give their honest feedback concerning how management is carried out

[employee comments goal]

Model desired behavior appropriate for the work environment that employees should follow

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Invest in high-quality training that enhances better productivity in future

Balance out working and personal time to bring up a happy workforce

[employee comments goal]

Increase one's own range of models and frameworks by reading, attending courses and asking colleagues what they use

Suggest ideas and generate an operational plan for the achievement of own team's objectives

[employee comments goal]

Personally track the progress of long-term projects and evaluate their accuracy and completeness

Send out emails to employees who constantly seem to be wasting time reminding them that they are on company time

[employee comments goal]

Develop inner energy and intensity in order to keep one strong and motivated during tough times

Figure out exactly what one wants and write it down to the very last detail

[employee comments goal]

Ask team members to identify goals that are directly related to their jobs and develop action plans to help them attain those goals

Work closely with underperforming team members in order to identify where the problem is and try to solve it in order to make them more productive

[employee comments goal]

Develop and implement policies that assure the rights of all people are considered regardless of their cultural background

Put extra effort in understanding people with different cultural backgrounds and provide a cohesive environment for everyone

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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