WG1 will start by compiling an inventory of technological issues, which are of concern for most research groups. Information will then be gathered on the various items to build a common knowledge basis. During the annual work group meeting, best practice will be exchanged and a common operational task will be discussed for the following year. This WG has two tasks: tackling cutting edge technological obstacles in a joint manner, to guarantee progress through common means and by simplifying the access to key technologies and experiments, promote the use of ion trapping in a large number of domains. The milestones of this WG are common protocols for ion trap development, a standardisation of general components for ion trap experiments, and compilation of a standard simulation software package.