The Centro Hospitalar do Porto was established in 2007 as the result of the joint of three hospitals in the city of Porto: Hospital Santo António, Hospital Maria Pia and Maternidade Júlio Dinis, which also allied in 2011, the Hospital Joaquim Urbano and the Centro de Genética Médica Dr. Jacinto Magalhães in 2013. Its mission is to provide health care to the population and to stimulate and develop complementary research, education and training activities.

The creation of the repository aims to gather, preserve, and disclose in digital format, the scientific production of CHP's professionals, contributing to a better visibility in the community.