How to build data spaces?

🎯 Welcome to The IDS Knowledge Base: Your Five-Step Approach to Building Data Spaces with Ease


Navigating the vast landscape of data spaces can be challenging due to the abundance of information and complexity of the topics. The IDS Knowledge Base was created to simplify the learning experience and provide a structured, easy-to-follow guide for building data spaces or components. Here, you'll find all the information you need to build data spaces, whether you're just starting or have some experience.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is intended for anyone interested in building data space components or using existing ones to build data spaces. The guide offers links and references for more in-depth learning, making it easy to find what you're looking for, whether you're new to the world of data spaces or an experienced professional.

If you are looking for a particular asset, be sure to check out the rest of IDSA's GitHub repository, where you'll find all our open-source repositories in one place. If you're interested in engaging with the IDS ecosystem, visit the Connect page on the IDSA Website to learn more about the working groups, latest developments, and opportunities to collaborate.

Your five-step guide to building data spaces

Every development journey is unique, and your starting point may vary depending on your knowledge and experience with IDS technologies. This guide will take you through the five general stages of building data spaces, as outlined below. Feel free to start from any of these steps that best suit your needs and level of understanding of IDS concepts.

Get a better understanding of IDS core ideas and identify whether your company needs an IDS solution or aspires to support others in creating data spaces.

Transform your business need into an IDS-based data sharing use case and collaborate with others to co-create or get support in your journey.

Identify the specific components required for your use case, and get support on implementing existing suitable components or creating and developing your own.

Go through IDS certification and finalize the preparation of your components for establishing a data space.

Go live and reap the benefits of secure and sovereign data sharing!

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We value your feedback and welcome your contributions to make the IDS Knowledge Base better. This documentation relies on the IDS expertise and experience of everyone involved. If you can't find the information you need in the knowledge base please feel free to contribute to the knowledge base.

In case you are unable to locate the information you are looking for, please:

  • Open an issue that points to this topic.

  • Add a section, link, or whatever that would fill this gap.

  • Have a look at the open issues and try to fix them.

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