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:

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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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