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8. Course Wrap Up

9.1. Your next steps

Once you complete this course, you're ready to certify your effort – and the effort for your project staff.

Before doing so, you may wish to refresh your memory about your activities. You can log into ECRT and view an effort statement at any time, without having to certify. From the effort statement, you can view a summary of each sponsored project. The summary page shows the project's start and end dates and a list of the people with paid or cost-shared effort on the project.

9.2. Where to go for additional information

The Time & Effort page on the UMD Web site contains links to many helpful resources.

The information you'll find there includes:

  •  the university's policy on effort certification
  •  answers to frequently asked questions
  •  presentations on selected topics

If you have questions, you might wish to contact one or more of the following:

  • Your effort coordinator
  • Your financial administrator

9.3. Where to go for help

Your effort coordinator is always the first place to go for assistance. In ECRT, your effort statement contains a link to your effort coordinator's email address. Click this link to compose and send an email message to your effort coordinator.

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