The Ruđer Bošković Institute is regarded as Croatia’s leading scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences as well as marine and environmental research, owing to its size, scientific productivity, international reputation in research, and the quality of its scientific personnel and research facilities.
Today, the Institute has over 550 scientists and researchers in more than 80 laboratories.
RBI needed a website that could clearly present its projects, departments, scientists, and other related information both to the public and to the scientific community.
The general idea was building a sustainable system which would be the solution for the current issues and the basis for the future Institute needs.
With eleven different RBI divisions and a great number of people working in the Institute, a special care had to be given to integrating the CMS into the existing authentication system and giving the appropriate access rights on all needed levels.
eZ Publish CMS, with its extensibility features and enterprise level support available, proved to be the right tool for the job. Netgen provided its expertise through the project in consulting, information architecture, information design via wireframe layouts, and implementation in eZ Publish CMS and HTML / CSS / JS.
To implement an autonomous section of the website for each Institute division, specific editor rights were provided to the division administrators. Additionally, every Institute employee could update her/his personal data.
Ratko Mileta, PR officer and web editor at RBI
Simply put – we were looking for an open source web solution, backed by professional developers and support. This is where the combination of eZ Publish and Netgen proved ideal.
Guys at Netgen are experts and have nerves of steel. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat.