Effort Reporting (ECRT)

Service Initiation

For application access, please visit effortreporting.columbia.edu.


Service Support Contact: 

1st Level of Support: email effort-reporting@columbia.edu

2nd and 3rd Level of Support:

Office of the Controller - Kristi Lynn Vitale, Orlando Byrd

CUIT - Joan Richards, Irina Guletsky

Service Targets: 

Mon - Sat 12am - 11:59pm

Sun 3am - 11:59pm

Service Description

Effort reporting is the federally mandated process by which the salary charged to a sponsored project is certified as reasonable in relation to the effort expended on that project.


ECRT facilitates both the monitoring of effort distributions during the year and the required annual certification of effort.

Standard Service Features

Standard Costs: 

No cost for accessing the system (centrally funded).

Service Eligibility

Users authorized by the appropriate Finance Security Administrator