The University of Minho and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança share the need to establish a CRIS and Research Portal, as a tool to support and strengthen their affirmation in research and development and their commitment to open science.

It is due to common needs and challenges that UMinho and IPB identified the opportunity to work together in this project. Considering these common needs and strategies, sharing the effort and investment required for the definition, development and implementation of a CRIS and Research Portal in each institution seems to be a very appropriate and efficient solution for both institutions.