Welcome to the HLCRA Research Administration website, which provides current research administration information for faculty and staff at the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


The  web-based ecrt (Effort Certification Reporting Technology) system facilitates the effort certification and reporting process. Ecrt resources can be found on the Office for Sponsored Programs/Effort Reporting website. If you have any questions, please email the ecrt help desk at ecrt@harvard.edu or contact your Tub Effort Coordinators.

To access ecrt, click on the icon below:


Please observe the important ecrt dates below.  All certification reports must be completed by the due date per Harvard University Effort Reporting Policy.

FY15 Annual Faculty and Q4 Project Effort Certification – Certifications Due November 4, 2015

FY16 Q1 Quarterly Project Effort Certification (QPEC) – Certifications Due December 18, 2015

  • Period of Performance – FY16 Q1 – July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015
  • Review Period – FY16 Q1 – Opens October 27, 2015
  • Certification Period – FY16 Q1 – Opens November 18, 2015

Important Information for FY16 Regarding Proration & GL Accruals

FY15 Guidance for Creating and Posting Payroll Journals updated September 2015


Online Training for ecrt is available through Eureka (pin log-in required):

You can also access a copy of the slides used in the CWD training course: ecrt Basics Training