ecrt Training

The University of Akron has an online, web-based effort reporting system for sponsored grants called ecrt (effort certification and reporting technology). Faculty certifiers must understand how to review & certify the effort cards created by the ecrt system. Effort coordinators must understand how to process certified cards with large variances and how to follow up on uncertified cards past their due date.

To access online training slides & videos:

  • If you are a faculty member charged to a grant, review the Certifier's Documentation header below.
  • If you are a designated effort coordinator for your department, review the Effort Coordinator's Documentation header below. You should also review the Certifier’s Documentation in order to understand the complete process & provide assistance to the faculty.

Certification Policies

See the Office of Research Administration Effort Reporting page.

Contact Us

Send email to ecrt@uakron.edu

Certifier's Documentation

Certify a Card

PDF

Tutorial (coming soon)

How to find Effort Statement instructions (steps) within ecrt Click on any statement appearing in your Work List in ecrt.  At the top of the page that opens, locate [-] Effort Statement Instructions. Click on the [-] to open the steps.
Check a Card’s Payroll 

PDF

Tutorial (coming soon)

ecrt Overview (2 pages) PDF



Effort Coordinator's Documentation

Process a Card PDF
How to find Process a Card steps within ecrt Click on the Effort Tasks tab in ecrt.
Then click any row that starts with “Process.”
On the page that opens, the basic steps appear in bold above the first gold bar.
Check a Card’s Payroll 

PDF

Tutorial (coming soon)

Follow up on Uncertified Cards

PDF

Tutorial (coming soon)

ecrt Overview (2 pages) PDF