The Effort Certification Reporting Technology (ECRT) System is a software tool UTPB uses to facilitate the effort certification process. 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.

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This site provides both general information on effort concepts as well as specific information on effort reporting and certification procedures. 

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 Timothy Pierce at 432-552-2533 or via e-mail at