As it might be impossible to procure all the equipment required for all types of research, a sharing system should be established. Resources of all types should be shared among partners according to pre-agreed procedures. To achieve better matching of the resources and requirements, a free web-based platform should be installed, where the institutions willing to offer some of their technical resources for participation in this equipment-sharing system shall state the availability, while the institutions in need of them would state their requirements. Resources unavailable through this network should be bought, owned by the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration and shared by it through the network.