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Effort Reporting (ECRT)

About Effort Reporting

In accordance with federal regulations and guidelines, education on effort reporting is mandatory at UW-Extension. Effort reporting is our means of providing assurance to sponsors that:
1) salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and
2) faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects.

Effort Training and Reporting Help

Training Requirements and Opportunities for Effort CertifiersPDF link

Note: This is mandatory for all certifiers. Complete the training before certifying effort within the new ECRT system. This listing provides an overview of the mandatory online training requirements.
Questions? Contact or call 608-265-5917.

Effort Training Registration: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)Off-site link
Online mandatory training course required of all faculty, project directors, and academic staff who must certify time and effort on sponsored projects.
Note: When you log in to the CITI course site, you will need to register as a new user.
To maintain uniformity with the Security Authorization Hub at the UW, we highly recommend using your Extension NetID (firstname.lastname) as your Citi User Name and your Net ID/Outlook password as your Citi Password.

Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ECRT) systemOff-site link
The online ECRT certification system where effort must be certified and processed.

Policies and Practices: Compensation, Effort Commitments, and Certification

Guidelines For Effort ReportingPDF link
UW-Extension Guidelines for Effort Reporting: Proposing, Managing and Certifying Effort Associated with Sponsored Projects.

Complete PoliciesPDF link
Executive OverviewPDF link
Federal requirements and how to interpret them, issued in March 2007 by the Council On Governmental Relations (COGR).

Add-On Tool - Reports and QueriesOff-site link
Reports and queries that have been developed by UW-Madison to help you in fulfilling effort coordinator responsibilities.

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