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Welcome to the UTPB 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. Some things have changed, so you might want to review the training PowerPoint from the link below.

Click here to login to the ECRT system

If you have any 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 Steve Dunkley, Grant Services Manager at (432)552-3533 or via e-mail at