SD Whitepaper: Self-Description of Resources, Service Offerings and Participants within Gaia-X Ecosystems

The Whitepaper explains the use of so-called Self-Descriptions in the context of future Gaia-X Federations. Self-Descriptions will serve as a source of information including descriptions of participants and their service offerings.

SSI Whitepaper: Gaia-X secure and trustworthy ecosystems with Self Sovereign Identity

This whitepaper explains the key concerns, architecture, and principles of the Self-Sovereign Identity concept applied in the Gaia-X ecosystem. Self-Sovereign Digital Identity ensures secure and trustworthy digitization in the decentralized ecosystem that Gaia-X is aiming for.

GXFS Whitepaper: Gaia-X Ecosystem Kickstarter

This Whitepaper explains the Gaia-X Federation Services’ concept from a broader Gaia-X project perspective. It introduces the reader to the Gaia-X project; elaborates why Federation Services are key to deliver Gaia-X’s ambitions and provide an overview of different Federation Services for a non-technical audience.


Gaia-X Vision & Strategy – Brochure

This document provides a high-level overview of the core elements of the Gaia-X initiative. It goes through the vision and mission of Gaia-X, key questions, the core values, and the benefit it produces for the different types of stakeholders that are involved. It then expands on the mission, the scope, the key deliverables, and the strategic plan of the project.

Gaia-X Architecture Document – Brochure

The Gaia-X Architecture identifies and describes the concepts of the targeted federated open data infrastructure as well as the relationships among them. It describes how Gaia-X facilitates interconnection, interoperability and integration among all participants in the European digital economy, relative to both data and services. The Document is regularly updated and the latest release is from December 2021.


The Gaia-X Magazine

The Gaia-X magazine is a quarterly journal publishing the finest research in the data space ecosystem following our collaboration with our members, management board, board of directors and external researchers. The magazine presents original work characterised by multifaceted articles of interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance, and surprising conclusions, aiming to provide rapid, authoritative, insightful, and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting our data space ecosystem.

Specification Documents

The following technical specifications have been drawn up in Spring 2021 and were awarded in an EU-wide tender. Starting in December 2021 the winning bidders are now going to implement the first set of Federation Services, which will create an GXFS open-source reference implementation.