ERS (Effort Reporting System)

As a recipient of significant external funding, Northwestern must assure Federal and other sponsors that the assignment of time and associated salary and fringe benefit costs to the projects they sponsor is fair, consistent, and timely. The University fulfills this responsibility through Effort Reporting. Effort Reporting is required for exempt faculty and staff with sponsored funding or commitments. The login page is A VPN connection is required if the user is off-campus.


Available to

  • Researchers





How to Request Service

For all ERS issues please contact the Effort Reporting Helpddesk 


Support Resources



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