Effort Reporting

Welcome to VCU Effort Reporting! We are part of the Grants and Contracts Accounting and Effort Reporting department.

As a recipient of funding by the federal government, and other sponsoring agencies, VCU must ensure that the effort expended on sponsored program activities justifies the salary charged to them. In order to do this, we utilize ECC, a web-based system which allows employees to certify their effort electronically, on a scheduled basis throughout the year (see resources below).

For more detailed information please see our Post-Award Financial Management Policy, Minimum Sponsored Effort Policy, or the FAQ section below. We also encourage you to attend one of our in-person or web-based trainings scheduled throughout the year.

ECRT status

ECRT is accessible.

Log in to ECRT

ECC Access Request for Effort Coordinators 

  1. Please enroll in the “Effort Reporting 101: Effort Coordinator Training” in Canvas. You may self-enroll via this link.

  2. After completing the training outlined in step 1, please fill out this ECC Access Request Form. Upon completion, you should receive an email confirming that the requested access has been granted by the effort reporting team within 48 hours.

Effort Reporting at VCU in 2021


Effort Reporting Team


For effort reporting training opportunties, visit Effort reporting training.

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