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Effort Reporting at UTHealth

Getting Help with Effort Reporting

Individuals required to certify effort have a designated effort coordinator.  The effort coordinator can answer questions, monitor certification activity, and follow up with any late certification issues.  The name and contact information of your effort coordinator appears on your effort statement.  If you are unsure who your effort coordinator is, please contact your department administrator or your Dean’s office.  You can also email the Effort Reporting Team at or call (713) 500-3392.

The following UTHealth resources are also available to answer your effort reporting questions:

Sponsored Projects Administration, Preaward
SPA Preaward is the central office for managing proposal submissions, contract negotiations, award acceptance, and research compliance and ethics at UTHealth. SPA Preaward offers assurance to the potential sponsor that time and cost commitments are appropriate.  More information is available on the SPA website:

Post-Award Finance (PAF)
The PAF Team’s role is a support role to Principal Investigators and department administrators.

System Data Resources (SDR)The SDR Team's role is responsible for the processing of all employee data into the PeopleSoft system. The information entered is used to compile the data uploaded into the web based effort reporting system (ecrt®).

Sponsored Projects Administration, Systems & Reporting
For questions concerning effort reporting in general, contact the Effort Reporting Team via email at

Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOOP)
For the university's procedures on Effort Reporting please refer to Hoop Policy 93