Effort reporting training 

ECRT Training Matrix

Mandatory training

Effort Reporting's online training presentations and tools are accessible via Blackboard

The training program should take approximately one hour to complete. To access the program, go to the VCU homepage, click on Blackboard and log-in using your VCU eID. Once in Blackboard, click on the Courses tab and select "Mandatory Sponsored Project and Effort Reporting Training."  After enrolling, you will need to review the Course Instructions tab and then review the two slide shows, "Managing Your Project" and "ECRT Training for Investigators."  Once you've reviewed, you'll need to take the two associated exams.  Scoring 80 on each is passing.  If you have any problems registering for the course, please send an email to cfshort@vcu.edu. Access will be granted within 24 hours.

Additionally, administrators that are requesting primary or secondary access to the Effort Reporting system (ECRT) will need to first complete the required training and then submit an ECRT Access Request Form to Effort Reporting. 

Instructor-led training

Effort reporting training materials

Note: ECRT was upgraded in the summer of 2017. While the upgrade did not significantly change established processes, various training was offered and informational material created to ease the transition.  

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