It seems like there is some confusion---or disagreement---amongst the lab about how to proceed with the RAM work (as Rana mentioned at the TAC meeting, we will henceforth refer to it only as "RAM" and never as "RFAM"; those who refuse to follow this protocol will be taken out back and shot).
I would like to provide a rough outline and then request that people reply with comments, so that we can get a collective picture of how this should work. I have divided this into two sections: 1) Methodology, which is concerned with the overall goal of the testing and the procedure for meeting them, and 2) General Issues, which are broadly important regardless of the chosen methodology.
There are two broad goals:
The question is: which is our goal? The first, the second, or both? If both, what priority is given to which and can/should they be done in parallel? Also, task distribution.
2. General Issues
These are loosely related, so they are in random order:
There are probably many other issues I have neglected, so please comment on this rough draft as you see fit!