The ITE is expected to be operated with the guidance of the Information Trust Exchange Governing Association (ITEGA), an initially U.S.-based, public-benefit, non-profit organization, established Jan. 30, 2017.

ITEGA’s structure has been evolving since 2015.  It will be eventually overseen by what would grow to become a self-perpetuating, 27-member board with staggered terms and a global outlook.

The ITEGA could choose to create a downstream for-profit company to operate aspects of the ITE ecosystem; or it could choose to contract with independent for-profits for services.

ITEGA will become a member organization, with founding roles for Publishing Members, Contributing Members, Technology Members, Participating Members, Supporting Members and at-large members.

It is anticipated that any organization or individual enrolling the public or exchanging value across ITE-compliant services will be expected to join a class of membership, paying dues sufficient, in the aggregate, to cover just the cost of ITEGA’s governance and research-and-development role.


To express interest in supporting the creation of the ITE by becoming a founding institutional or publishing member, please use the following form: