Research hubs are typically online locations where a range of options, resources and activities are launched in a particular field or area of interest. They are sometimes called "one-stop-shops".
Research portals are entry points or a gateways to a multitude of other locations or resources.
Purposes of research hubs and portals
PARADISEC is a cross-institutional facility whose core mission is the preservation of audiovisual materials relating to cultures from the Asia Pacific region.