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Training


The Columbia Effort Reporting Policy includes enhanced training requirements for both administrators and faculty, as described below.

If you require additional information or assistance, please email us at effort-reporting@columbia.edu or use the "Contact Us" tab.

Role Training Title and Description Format Requirement

Faculty

Includes all Officers of Instruction and Officers of Research (other than postdocs) who participate in any sponsored projects.

In addition to the training programs shown here, faculty may choose to attend the more comprehensive trainings listed below for departments administrators.

Effort Reporting Policy and Process Training

This course is mandatory for all faculty who receive sponsored research support. It will familiarize faculty with federal regulations and Columbia University policies and procedures that govern effort reporting and certification.

Online course

Available in RASCAL

~ 60 minutes

Mandatory - Once

ECRT System Resources

These resources will familiarize faculty with ECRT (Effort Certification and Reporting Technology). They provide step-by-step instructions on using the ECRT system to certify for self and others.


Multiple

 

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Optional

Effort Coordinators

Effort Reporting Policy & Process and ECRT System Training

This course is mandatory for all effort coordinators. It will familiarize effort coordinators with federal regulations and Columbia University policies and procedures that govern effort reporting and certification. It will also introduce effort coordinators to the ECRT system and will provide step-by-step instructions on using the system to complete the certification process.

In-person course

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~ 2 hours

Mandatory - Once

Refresher Training

This course is required for all effort coordinators who have previously attended the full Effort Coordinator training.

In-person course

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~ 1 hour

Mandatory

 

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