Web-based reference management software means researchers can easily share libraries for a joint project. This is usually achieved by setting up a group within the program and then inviting colleagues to join.
Mendeley used to allow reference sharing in 'open groups', but these have been discontinued and you can now only create private groups:
To create a group in Mendeley Desktop:
Note that references in Groups are not automatically added to your Library.
Be aware, that by sharing a Mendeley group with full text attachments, you may be in breach of copyright or licensing restrictions. For further information, please see UCL Copyright Advice.