Gaia-X Architecture Document

The Gaia-X Architecture Document outlines the high-level Gaia-X Architecture framework and is a key deliverable of the Gaia-X initiative. It emphasizes conceptual modeling and important aspects of an operational model, without bias towards any specific technology or vendor. This document defines the essential concepts necessary to establish Gaia-X compliant data ecosystems and facilitates the integration of Providers, Consumers, and Services, which are vital for their seamless interaction. external-link

Gaia-X Data Exchange Services specifications

This Gaia-X deliverable outlines the specifications for Data Exchange Services, encompassing the high-level architecture and crucial prerequisites for ensuring data value, trustworthiness, and compliance. external-link

Gaia-X Data Spaces Business Committee (DSBC)

The Business Committee for dataspace is motivated by a thriving ecosystem and actively endeavors to foster the development of dataspaces by external parties throughout Europe and other regions. It facilitates the connection with the Lighthouse Projects, Gaia-X Hubs, and Vertical Ecosystems. external-link

Gaia-X Ecosystem

The virtual collection of participants, service offerings, and resources that meet the criteria outlined in the Gaia-X Trust Framework is known as the Gaia-X Ecosystem. external-link

Gaia-X Framework

The Gaia-X Framework offers a comprehensive perspective on the pillars and deliverables of the Gaia-X Association, emphasizing the elements that are essential for Gaia-X Compliance. external-link

Gaia-X Hub

In each country, Gaia-X Hubs serve as primary contact points for individuals or organizations who are interested. Although they are not part of the Association's governing body, they can be regarded as think tanks and grassroots supporters of the Gaia-X initiative. external-link

Gaia-X Hubs

Gaia-X Hubs serve as national-level organizations that provide a platform for users to participate in the development of digital ecosystems. They facilitate collaboration among national initiatives, act as central contact points for interested parties, and promote the exchange of ideas and best practices with other regional Gaia-X Hubs in Europe and beyond. The Hubs also work towards international alignment by identifying regulatory challenges and defining requirements for a harmonized digital environment. external-link

Gaia-X Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) specifications

This document is a Gaia-X deliverable that outlines the components necessary for Authorization & Authentication. Its primary objective is to provide Gaia-X Participants with essential functionalities for authentication, access management, and authorization, along with related services. The ultimate goal is to enable these participants to enter the trusted environment of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. external-link

Gaia-X Label

The Gaia-X Labels refer to collections of service attributes that are logically grouped together to ensure that Service Offerings fulfill certain requirements related to data protection, transparency, security, portability, flexibility, and European control. While Gaia-X Labels are not obligatory, they can be expanded to cater to unique requirements in certain countries or industries with the approval of the Gaia-X Association. external-link

Gaia-X Labelling Framework

The Gaia-X Labelling Framework is a document that details the Gaia-X Basic Labels, the principles of labeling, the functions of label owners and label issuers, and the significance of labels. The demands of the three Gaia-X Committees (Technical Committee, Policy Rules Committee, and Data Spaces Business Committee) serve as its foundation. external-link

Gaia-X Lighthouse projects

These are initiatives focused on developing a data exchange platform that prioritizes transparency, trust, and openness, and that are aimed at various industries as early adopters of the Gaia-X framework. external-link

Gaia-X Open Source Software Community

The Gaia-X Community, which is open-source, encompasses the entire Gaia-X network. Users and providers work together through various activities, including Dataspace Events, Hackathons, Techdives, Onboarding Webinars, Community Newsflashes, and Summits. external-link

Gaia-X planes

The Trust, Management, and Usage planes signify different levels of interoperability, aligning with the planes outlined in the NIST Cloud Federation Reference Architecture. external-link

Gaia-X Policy Rules

The Policy Rules establish overarching goals to protect the principles and added value of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. external-link

Gaia-X Policy Rules and Labelling Document

The Gaia-X Policy Rules and Labelling Document is a Gaia-X deliverable that combines the Gaia-X Policy Rules and the Gaia-X Labelling Criteria documents. The Policy Rules establish overarching goals to protect the principles and added value of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. The Labelling Criteria, which are part of the document, along with the Gaia-X Trust Framework, provide a means of validating these objectives at a more granular level. external-link

Gaia-X Policy Rules Committee (PRC)

The Policy Rules Committee (PRC) is responsible for transforming the guiding principles of the Gaia-X initiative, such as transparency, data protection, cyber security, portability, and openness, into high-level objectives that protect the added value of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. Additionally, the PRC oversees and incorporates EU regulations and external standards and establishes the relationship between them. external-link

Gaia-X Registry

The Gaia-X Registry is a decentralized infrastructure that functions as a public, distributed, non-repudiable, and immutable database capable of automating code execution without permission. This service offers a roster of legitimate shapes, valid public keys, and revoked public keys. Additionally, the Gaia-X Registry will serve as the initial list for the catalog network. external-link

GAIA-X Trust Framework

The Trust Framework comprises a set of rules that establish the minimum requirements for being part of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. These rules ensure a common governance and basic levels of interoperability across individual ecosystems while empowering users with complete control over their choices. For more information, please visit:

Data Intelligence Hub

Gaia-X Trust Framework 22.10

The Gaia-X Trust Framework 22.10 is a set of guidelines and principles for establishing trust in the Gaia-X ecosystem. It outlines the rules and requirements for data sharing, data protection, and governance within the Gaia-X initiative. The framework ensures data sovereignty, transparency, and adherence to ethical and legal standards in cross-border data exchange. external-link


Geospatial analysis involves applying statistical and mathematical methods to data that have a geographic or spatial reference. The data can be located using precise GPS coordinates, or may have an implicit, indirect, or approximate spatial reference. external-link

Global System for Mobile Communications

The most widely used standard for fully digital mobile networks (2G) worldwide, primarily used for voice calls but also for SMS and packet-switched data services, whose transmission rates are increased by standards such as GPRS and EDGE. external-link

Go to Market

A successful market launch enables companies to safely introduce their new products to the market. The go-to-market strategy involves developing concepts for the strategic and operational management of marketing, sales, and communication. external-link

Gossudarstwenny Standard

GOST is the abbreviation for "Gosudarstvennyy Standart," which translates to "State Standard" in English. It refers to norms and standards used in the Soviet Union and Russia. external-link

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) refers to a framework that organizations use to align their operations with established regulations, policies, and industry standards. It involves managing and mitigating risks, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and implementing effective governance practices. external-link

Graph Databases

Graph databases simplify and accelerate access to data with complex relationships. Graphs consist of nodes (entities), edges (connections), and properties (key values), making them suitable for storing and querying data with strong relationships. Unlike key-value databases, graph databases directly support connections and allow for fast access to highly interconnected data. Use cases for graph databases include social networking applications like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, recommendation engines, pattern analysis for fraud prevention and consumer behavior analysis, communication network analysis for load balancing and routing, identity and permission management, and predictive analytics. external-link

Graphical Processing Unit

A GPU, also known as a Graphics Processing Unit, is an electronic circuit or chip that renders graphics for electronic devices. It entered the mainstream market in 1999 and is renowned for delivering the seamless graphics required for contemporary videos and games. external-link

Growth accounting approach

It is a theoretical approach that attempts to explain economic growth. external-link

Guiding principles for pricing

Guiding principles for pricing NKBF98 - 4 & 5: Funding / Promotion

Catena-X Automotive Network e.V.

GXDCH - Gaia-X Digital Clearing House

GXDCH (Gaia-X Digital Clearing House) is a platform designed to facilitate data sharing and collaboration within the Gaia-X initiative. It acts as a secure and trusted intermediary, enabling businesses to exchange and monetize data while maintaining control over their data sovereignty. GXDCH promotes data sovereignty, interoperability, and value creation in the digital economy. external-link