Service Providers should ensure openness and transparency in their data policies and means and mechanisms to menage content. Such means and mechanisms are essential to support a research ecosystem that fosters replication and reproducibility, all characteristics of the research lifecycle that are at the core of Open Science.
It is therefore important that they:
- must publicly indicate if they provide users with the means, and list them, to apply FAIR principles to research data.
- must publicly indicate if they offer the mechanisms, and list them, to ensure sustainability, openness and interoperability of data
- must publicly indicate in which formats data can be exported after storage and processing, and ensure graceful "exit strategies" for users that intend to adopt different services in the future