I'm in the process of making a CMS for scientific research labs. Our lab does a lot of genome/transcriptome sequencing and bioinformatic analyses. Therefore, I've been creating apps that would be useful for a scientific lab in general as well as one with our focus. I chose to build these upon django CMS to give extra flexibility in the both site design and the way the lab members interact with/edit the content.
There are a few integral apps still in the pipeline, but below are the ones that are in a usable state (although they do vary in terms of completeness). Once I've made sufficient progress, I plan on writing up a manuscript to submit to a scientific journal, because I believe that this type of site could be very useful for many labs. The project that I have incorporated these apps into is djangocms-lab-site.