ecrt Basics Training & ecrt Report Webex in January 2017

January 18, 2017


ecrt Basics Training

Dates/Times/Locations: Monday January 23rd, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Cambridge 8 Story Street Room B2 / Friday January 27th, 9:30am-12:00pm, LMA (exact location TBD)

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-sponsored projects.  This course will cover the following: 

·         Introduction to effort and effort reporting 

·         ecrt roles and responsibilities  

·         Workflow for certification by Principal Investigators and/or Faculty  

·         Workflow for Grants Managers to review and monitor and overall management of certifications during certification periods  

·         Best practices during the pre-certification review period 

·         Workflow for Primary Effort Coordinators to monitor the process of certifications in their departments and assign roles and overrides as needed 

*Please note that this session will include system demos that will first cover Grant Manger responsibilities. The last 30 mins of the session will be devoted to Primary Effort Coordinators and will cover the additional aspects of the systems their role needs to utilize.

Intended Audience: ecrt Basics training is intended for Grant Managers with responsibility for assisting their faculty during the effort reporting process as well as anyone in the Primary Effort Coordinator role. This is a great opportunity for new ecrt users as well as for existing users who want a refresher. 
Recommended Pre-Work: Review of the University wide Effort Reporting Policy:

Registration: Please register for this event via the OSP Training Calendar.


ecrt Report Webex

Date/Time/Location: Monday January 30th, 11:00am-12:00pm, Cambridge 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, room 559 or Online Webex

Description: Join us as we explore some of the key reports available in the University’s effort reporting tool, ecrt.  This session will focus on several of the most useful reports available to Grant Managers and Primary Effort Coordinators to aide them during the quarterly and annual review and certification cycles as well as throughout the year.  This session will be led by members of the University’s Effort Reporting Operations Committee and will be half demo and half Q/A. Please feel free to join in person or through the following WebEx link

Registration: Please register for this event through the OSP Training Calendar.

We encourage you to take advantage of these training opportunities.

Please feel free to contact Katelyn Lippman ( with any questions.