I recommend they take all relevant factors intoaccount in their data analysis. Giventhe materials they are working with there is little they can do to avoid thisoxidation-reduction cycle.
From the calorimeter the excess heat is well derived and as stated in the range of up to 100000eV/ hydrogen. From point of COP its still low.
From a point of practical use I would recommend a simpler setup with a more stable H*/D* catalyst.
Japanese researchers always try to avoid giving all details but like to show us their success. Without a detailed 3D! pressure/temperature graph correlated with heat it's difficult to make detailed conclusions. E.g. there is a significant part of Nickel in the fuel that is known to have long stable oxides too. I would like to know the real amount of hydrogen that has initially been absorbed by Nickel and platinum together with the internal pressure change.
Speculations as done by Ascoli are just FUD as they are unrelated to the finding of excess heat. Any serious poster should clearly state what aspect he discusses. Discussing the short initial heating phase can be interesting but then you have to clearly state that you just look at this fact.