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 School of Public Health.


Harvard University has deployed the web-based ecert (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:


FY14 Q3 Quarterly Project Effort Certification (QPEC) – Certifications Due June 10, 2014

  • Period of Performance – FY14Q3 – January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014
  • Review Period – April 21, 2014 through May 12, 2014
  • Certification Period – May 12, 2014 through June 10, 2014


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