A database of equipment available for use by heritage researchers can be found here.
Gold open access grant
The National Heritage science forum award grants each year to pay for up to six papers to be published under the open access model, making the research accessible online, to everyone, immediately on publication. Details can be found on the NHSF website.
Icon have created guidelines to advise conservators on how the can access the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. Detail can be found here.