I’ve been in touch with Kim Merritt, who is working on a really exciting web project in the Department of Pharmacology at UCLA. Here are some highlights:
Phase I. Public Site with Public Login (for marketing data collection and document posting) and Member Login (for BSC member docs, such as course docs).
The purpose is for marketing and communications about activities events, achievements, the Business of Science Course, partnerships, etc.
Strong back-end architecture planning is desired to accommodate Phase II, which we will host on our intranet for reasons of security, as well as future applications that may be required for marketing and communication.
Early integrative planning is a priority for driving traffic to our site and for better Admin content management on our side.
Phase II. Internal Secure Site. The long-term vision is to use the public site above as a gateway/portal for Venture Teams to access a private password-protected document-sharing and perhaps internal messaging platform for securely sharing confidential documents about their projects.
It is not essential that the same web designer build Phase II, but that person should be aware of and plan for the requirement to later plug in the Phase II module.
Want to learn more? Email dca (at) uclaextension.edu before July 22 and I will share more details.