ETV generic verification protocols (also known as
guideline documents, generic test protocols, or simply protocols)
are developed, modified, or selected to promote uniform testing by
the verification partner or contractor for a single class of
technologies. Adequate documentation of a robust protocol may allow
the development of abbreviated individual Test/QA plans which
incorporate the generic verification protocol by reference.
Protocols may retain draft status until verification testing is
performed, then finalized building upon the testing experience.