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.


Important Information for FY16 Regarding Proration & GL Accruals – New!

FY15 Guidance for Creating and Posting Payroll Journals updated September 2015

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