Commitments of effort that are promised to a sponsor (as part of the proposal) for principal investigators, co-principal investigators and key personnel are entered, tracked and available for review by faculty and departmental staff via the Effort Reporting & Commitments (ERC) application.
This application allows for:
- Changes to commitments to be submitted within the ERC application by using the Commitment Change Form
- Commitments entered for cost share to be included as part of the calculated effort amount in the new system generated effort reports.
- Effort commitments that were originally proposed as being paid by a sponsored award, but was not, to continue to be listed on the effort report with a calculated effort of zero (0) as reminder of the commitment to the project.
- All paid and cost shared commitments to be used for post-certification validation of individual effort reports.