This site was built under the umbrella of the HEFCE-funded University Council of Modern Languages Collaboration Programme for Modern Languages in Higher Education. This project is one of 10 projects which form the Collaboration Programme in Modern Languages in Higher Education. Additional funding was provided by the Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund, University of London.
PORT is maintained by the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London). It was originally created by the Institute in partnership with Queen Mary, University of London and the Italian Research Consortium which includes Reading University, University College London, and Royal Holloway, University of London. Consultancy during the project design stage was provided by the PORT management committee, a group of academic advisors from different Romance Studies University departments in the UK, chaired by Professor Tim Unwin, University of Bristol.
Contributors to the project have been research assistants affiliated with the IGRS, QMUL and RHUL: Dr. Patricia Montenegro, Dr. Caroline Warman, Dr. Ross Forman and Dr. Phoebe von Held (IGRS), Dr. Paolo Rambelli (RHUL), and Ionna Sitaridou (QMUL).
The project was orginally devised by Professor Jo Labanyi, Professor Jill Forbes and Dr. Guido Bonsaver. Professor Judith Still, Professor Jane Everson and Professor Michael Moriarty have coordinated and supervised the second phase of the project; Professor Naomi Segal, Dr. Katia Pizzi, Dr. Eleanor Chiari and Dr. Ricarda Vidal its third phase since the merging of the IRS and the IGS.