Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a clinical research administrator.

A clinical research administrator is responsible for ensuring that all medical drugs and technologies are in line with the laid down clinical standard procedures, protocols, policies and legal terms while conducting medical trials. He/she sees to it that all ethical and regulatory issues are addressed in an effective and efficient manner at all times.

Besides that, he/she will get to perform the following tasks and duties; planning and directing all clinical research related activities from time to time, participate in the development of new medical technologies and procedures, preparing and presenting on clinical research results and outcomes, undertake administrative duties when required and planning and budgeting for the clinical research activities.

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


Learn to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Ask questions that are more relevant during the interview and to seek clarification on issues not well understood.

Show great enthusiasm and positivity before, during and after the interview process.

[employee comments goal]

To perform my administrative roles in a professional manner and without any fear or prejudice.

To improve on my problem solving and negotiation skills so that I may perform my administrative roles well enough.

[employee comments goal]

Create a culture of praising and appreciating them each time they do their level best

Capitalize on moments that opportunities to build trust present themselves

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Utilize the communication techniques provided for the various situations that come up

[employee comments goal]

Look for ways to create connections with colleagues, avoid keeping distance and show willingness to participate in their activities

Learn to treat people as being important and take them as they come and mostly be sensitive when handling their flaws and strengths

[employee comments goal]

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

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

Avoid falling prey to naysayers and believe in the business venture

Show more willingness to learn how to make better financial decisions

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing things

Engage professionals and local people to teach and model intercultural competence

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to use appropriate oral and written communication skills when sharing an analysis

Encourage others to think out of the box when coming up with a solution to solve a problem

[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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