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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:
Effort Reporting & ECRT
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.
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.
These quick reference guides (QRGs) provide guidance and general information on using the Payroll Cost Share Tools and Reports. Each guide is specially focused on the tool or report included in its title and can be accessed by selecting the title below.
Each e-learning module demonstrates how to execute differenty functionality in the tools available to assit with managing payroll cost share. Connect directly to the training videos in LMS (When you select the link, the LMS will open. Select "Register" found on the right side of the page.)