The effort certification process is a method for confirming that charges made to sponsored awards are reasonable in relation to the work performed. Principal Investigators must review and certify, if correct, and, if necessary, make appropriate changes to the effort reports. Effort reports must be certified within 31 days of receipt.
POL-U4520.05 Policy for Certifying Effort for Federally-Sponsored Agreements
PRO-U4520.05A Procedure for Certifying Effort for Federally-Sponsored Agreements