The deep dive

Explore white papers, studies and strategy statements by our board members and affiliated researchers for a deeper understanding of our mission and goals.

White Papers

IDSA Rule Book

White Paper 2020

Specification: IDS Meta Data Broker

White Paper 2020

Criteria Catalogue: Components-Broker

White Paper 2020

Specification: IDS Clearing House

White Paper 2020

Criteria Catalogue: Components Connector

White Paper 2020

Critera Catalogue: Operational Environments

White Paper 2020

Sharing Data While Keeping Data Ownership

White Paper 2018

Framework for the IDS Certification Scheme

Strategy Paper Certification 2018 2.0

Framework for the IDS Certification scheme

Strategy Paper Certification 2017 1.0

Position Papers


Position Paper 2021

Implementing the European Strategy on Data. Role of IDS

Position Paper 2020

GDPR Related Requirements and Recommendations for the IDS Reference Architecture Model

Position Paper 2019

Usage Control in the International Data Spaces

Position Paper 2020 Version 2.0

IDS Certification Explained

Position Paper 2019  Version 1.0

Blockchain Technology in IDS

Position Paper 2019


Position Paper 2019

Open Data Spaces Towards the IDS Open Data Ecosystem

Position Paper 2018

Jointly Paving the Way for a Data Driven Digitalisation of European Industry

Position Paper 2018

Studies & External Papers

Predictive Maintenance for Wind Energy Plants – Energy Data Space Whitepaper

White Paper 2020

Data Sovereignty and Soft Infrastructure: Key Enablers of the European Data Economy

External White Paper 2020

Towards a European-Governed Data Sharing Space

External Position Paper 2020

Share to Gain: Unlocking Data Value in Manufacturing

White Paper 2020

Cyber Security Check


Challenges and Potentials of a Logistic Data Space

Position Paper 2019

Data Logistic and AI in Insurance Risk Management

External White Paper 2019

German Dutch Action Plan for the Smart Industry

(in German)

Data Exchange as a First Step Towards Data Economy

PwC Study