Time & Effort Home


Welcome to the UTSA 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.

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






Note: ECRT is available 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection. If you are off-campus and/or using a wifi connection (like AirRowdy), please be sure to access ECRT through the university's Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information about VPN, click here.

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 your Research Service Center contact.