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Effort Reporting

Welcome to UT Arlington's Effort Reporting website. Effort reporting is a process mandated by the federal government to verify that direct labor charges to, or cost shared on, sponsored projects are accurate, timely, and reflect the actual level of work performed.

This site provides both general information on effort concepts as well as specific information on effort reporting and certification procedures. Please use the sidebar on the left-hand side to navigate the different sections of this website. 

In addition to the reference guides, FAQs, and additional resources located within this website, if you have questions about the effort certification process, or about effort commitments on sponsored research, or suggestions for additional information you would like to see on this website, please contact

For a Preview of the ECRT System, please visit this link:

For GCS policies and Procedures please visit the following link:
Policies and Procedures

Principal Investigators! Click here to login to the ECRT system: