One of the iSHARE Trust Framework's core features is its description of functional roles. These roles represent the different ways organisations can interact with each other. To assure federation of all aspects, and no single points of ‘failure’ or ‘power’ in the structure, all roles are defined and can be executed by multiple parties.

Role Definition

The principle of a role is that its execution can be done by the same legal entity, but the interface specification assures that always level playing field / federation is possible. The Trust Framework introduces two core role types: "Adhering Parties" and "Certified Parties”

"Adhering parties" directly engage with data and include:

"Certified Parties" are certified to facilitate trusted exchanges between Adhering Parties. They encompass these specific roles:

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