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.


Requirement for Salary Journal Entries

Effective immediately, salary journals affecting sponsored accounts must include the “Period of Work Performed” (PWP) for all lines (sponsored and non-sponsored) associated with an individual HUID for the total amount being moved.

The requirement to include the Period of Work Performed on all lines will address several data issues in the ecrt Effort Reporting system.  Journals without the PWP on all lines will need to be reversed and re-posted.  Please refer to the  job aid, “Creating and Posting Payroll Journals” for assistance completing journals to include the PWP.  This job aid includes the FY15 Biweekly Payroll Calendar.

Please address any questions or concerns to the ecrt support team at ecrt@harvard.edu.

Harvard University has deployed the web-based ecrt (Effort Certification Reporting Technology) system to serve as the new tool to facilitate the effort certification and reporting process. Please go to the Office for Sponsored Programs/Effort Reporting web page for additional resources.

To access ecrt, click on the icon below:


Important Dates:

FY15 Q4 Quarterly Project Effort Certification (QPEC) – Certifications Due November 4, 2015

  • Period of Performance – FY15 Q4 – April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015
  • Review Period – FY15 Q4 – Opens September 14, 2015
  • Certification Period – FY15 Q4 – Opens October 6, 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