Effort Reporting & ECRT Training

Federal regulations require that the University document and certify how effort and salary are spent in support of federally funded projects. July 2009, the effort certification process moved from a paper-based system to a web-based system.

The system is known as ECRT (Effort Certification & Reporting Technology) and is used to certify, approve, and track/report the effort provided by Faculty and monthly staff.

Those who must certify their effort are known as Certifiers and will use ECRT to certify where their time is spent. Effort Coordinators will use ECRT to track and approve the effort certification for certifiers in their department.

The following training is available to Certifiers and Effort Coordinators at Duke:

 


 


Payroll Access Quick Reference

The Payroll Access Quick Reference provides guidance for individuals using the Effort and Payroll Tools and Reports in the Grants Management Tab of Duke@Work.   (Last Modified 08/28/15)
Format: Reference/Handout
To View:
View Handout (pdf)

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An Overview of ECRT

The online video provides an introduction to the upgraded ECRT tool used to manage effort across Duke University. Those who work in ECRT are STRONGLY encouraged to watch this online learning and to attend one of the ECRT town hall sessions offered during the month of March. Register for an ECRT Town Hall session using by searching on the key word ECRTOWN2017.
Target Audience: Effort Coordinators/Others who manage effort
Duration: 40 minutes
Format: Online Training
To View:
Related Materials: Basic Guide for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
Total Professional Effort Guide for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
Effort Support DUHS (ES-DUHS) for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
ECRT Town Hall Sessions

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ECRT Town Hall Sessions

During the month of March, these town hall meetings will provide ECRT users the opportunity to experience the upgraded ECRT tool.

Particular focus will be given to functionality and those functions that are different than the current ECRT tool. The sessions will consistent of a guide demonstration and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to view the online learning - An Overview of ECRT prior to attending a town hall session. The online learning can be found by searching on the key word "ECRT2017" in the LMS.
Target Audience: Effort Coordinators/Others who manage effort
Format: Classroom Training
To Register:
Related Materials: Basic Guide for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
Total Professional Effort Guide for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
Effort Support DUHS (ES-DUHS) for Effort Coordinators (webpage)
An Overview of ECRT

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Certifier Quick Reference

The Certifier Quick Reference provides guidance for faculty and exempt staff who are required to review and certify effort in Duke University\'s ECRT tool.   (Last Modified 07/05/17)
Format: Reference/Handout
To View:
View Handout (pdf)

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