ECRT is a web-based technology that guides certifiers and administrators through the various facets of the effort reporting and certification process on a periodic basis. The ECRT system uses a guided process to walk the user through the steps that they will need to complete their effort certification.

The ECRT system is designed to help comply with the provisions of the University's effort reporting policies, federal policy OMB 2 CFR 200, NIH Salary Limitation on Grants, and other relevant agency policies that govern the need to provide certification of an individual's effort pursuant to his/her sponsored and non-sponsored programs. Faculty and staff are required to complete and submit an Effort Certification Statement for review and approval by a user's respective deadline.