GAIA-X Federation Services

  • Contact:

    Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev

  • Project Group:

    Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins

  • Funding:

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

  • Partner:

    eco – Association of the Internet Industry e.V. and many more

  • Startdate:


Within the GAIA-X project, the foundations for the development of a networked, open data infrastructure based on European values are being developed. The data infrastructure will be merged into a homogeneous, user-friendly system in which data can be made available and shared securely and confidentially.

To further support the GAIA-X project, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has, in a first step, awarded research funding under the project name "GAIA-X Federation Services", which is coordinated by eco e.V.

The cii research group is supporting the "Compliance" work package as a subcontractor. In particular, the research group supports the following activities:

  • Design of a process for the onboarding of services, providers and data assets into the GAIA-X ecosystem based on the existing certification concept of GAIA-X The research group supports the identification and description of essential process steps and their mutual dependencies.
  • Description of governance and policy rules. The research group will draw on the findings of its AUDITOR project and examine the extent to which data protection requirements from AUDITOR are also relevant to GAIA-X.
  • Development of a basic framework for the implementation of a continuous monitoring. The research group supports the development of a socio-technical monitoring concept for three selected controls (e.g. geolocation, availability and encryption). In particular, the findings from the preliminary work of the NGCert project will be incorporated. Thus, the research group supports the conception and design of monitoring-based test procedures in order to continuously check the selected controls.