A-SIT’s duties require a high degree of technical expertise and knowing the state-of-the-art. Aside its technology monitoring  activities, A-SIT advances the state-of-the-art in its strategically relevant areas by carrying out own scientific research.

We draw the attention to our contributions to national and international research programmes. A selection of projects and the contribution of A-SIT is:

  • eID4U (2018-2019) is a project in the European CEF framework that facilitates student mobility by integrating eIDAS to university platforms. A-SIT contributes its eIDAS expertise, as well as its experience from predecessor projects eSENS und STORK (see below).
  • TOOP (2017-2019) is funded by the EU Horizon 2020  Research and Innovation programme. The project pilots the Once-Only principle where citizens and businesses provide data to public administrations only once and enable administrations to reuse these data in other processes rather than re-asking the same data. A-SIT supports the project with its eIDAS expertise on secure identification of the persons concerned.
  • FutureTrust (2016-2019) is a project in the EU Horizon 2020  Research and Innovation programme that develops and tests solutions on eIDAS, in particular also on recognition of third country trust service providers. A-SIT develops evaluation criteria of trust services, as well as pilot evaluation criteria.
  • SUNFISH (2015-2017) is funded by the EU Horizon 2020  Research and Innovation programme. It develops solutions on secure federation of public sector private clouds. A-SIT was involved in the requirements analysis and in developing the data security components.
  • Secure eGov (2014-2015) was a research project under the Austrian security research programme KIRAS. It developed a standard for the security certification of eGovernment applications that is based on international standards, but pays particular attention to eGovernment requirements. A-SIT contributed to the development of the standard and its further maintenance.
  • eSENS (2013-2017) was a large scale pilot under the European Commission’s CIP ICT-PSP programme that was based on a set of predecessors large scale pilots and consolidated their building blocks (electronic signature, electronic identity, electronic delivery, electronic documents, and semantics). A-SIT has coordinated the Austrian consortium that participated in the project.
  • STORKSTORK 2.0 (2008-2011 / 2012-2015) under the European Commission’s CIP ICT-PSP programme were the large scale pilots in charge of cross-border electronic identity. It developed solutions on cross-border federation of national eID schemes. A-SIT coordinated the Austrian contribution to the project.


In addition to the collaborative research projects listed above, the A-SIT technology server publishes further A-SIT research results.