Specialisation is the norm in scientific research and from here the different disciplines stem. Specialisation allows the scholar to research his topic in depth. However, with a view to developing a holistic view of the different manuscript groups and codex types it is necessary to step out of the specialised disciplines (NT science, OT science, liturgical studies, codicology, theology etc.) and to seek cooperation among them. The manuscripts themselves demand this, since they contain and reflect the different disciplines within themselves. Therefore CBM is a strong advocate for interdisciplinary research.