sorry, I do not agree with most of your comment. Your following statement allows me to explain the reasons for my dissent.
3. The expertise required to validate practical Rossi test setups can be very surprising and variable
You have the tendency, like many others here, to forget that the public hystory of the Ecat began in January 2011 with a very simple test setup. The simplest you can ever imagine. The Brief Technical Description (1) contains three different verifications in just one and half page. The calculations are elementary, at the secondary school level. There is no possibility that a physics professor, whatever his specialization, can passively accept those astonishingly results without carefully verifying by himself the physical assumptions and the math from which they come. Any physics professors in the world has the competence to perform this simple verification, and in our case we are talking about the professors of the highest ranked Physics Department in Italy, who were publicly involved in an initiative potentially capable to determine the destiny of our society.