There are four basic "modes" to Controlled Remote Viewing. These modes are defined by the purpose a session or group of sessions serve.
The modes are: research, training, practice, and operations. Each is taken up in separate entries of this terminology manual.
Each different mode has its own variations in the format, protocols, structure, and overall rules of conduct for the viewer, monitor, analyst, and report writer. Those differences are many, and sometimes complex. It is not within the scope of this manual to go into them all. Therefore, only the main ones will be listed with each mode.