The Effort Certification Reporting Technology (ECRT) System is a software tool the University uses to facilitate the effort certification process. Payroll transactions and project commitment files are loaded into ECRT biweekly. ECRT then generates an effort statement for any researcher/certifier who is paid from, or contributed effort to (cost shared), a sponsored project and provides a method to electronically certify these statements. An effort statement is also generated if an individual participates on a sponsored project whether or not the individual is actually paid from the project.
New to Effort Certification? Visit the Effort Section of the SPA Website for more information.