Livescience.com's Your RNA May Have Come from Space, Meteor Study Suggests is mostly about the chemical analysis of the insides of meteorites recovered on Earth reported in PNAS, but one paragraph is about deep space objects:
Scientists will soon have another chance to skim the sugar off of some ancient space rocks, when Japan's Hayabusa2 and NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft return samples of the asteroids Bennu and Ryugu to Earth. These asteroids, which have never come in contact with Earth and are between a few hundred million and a billion years old each, could help scientists prove which types of molecules truly originate off of our planet and which showed up only after the sugar was served.
In an ideal world each space agency would split their samples in half and give one half to the other agency to be independently analyzed. Independent verification is a cornerstone of experimental science.
But since we live in the real world, I'd like to ask:
Question: To what extent will JAXA and NASA coordinate their studies of material returned from Ryugu and Bennu by Hyabusa2 and OSIRIS-Rex?
Just for example, have they aligned protocols? Are there some tests that will be performed in exactly the same way at both agencies?