Join the Society of Research Software Engineering

The Society of Research Software Engineering was founded on the belief that a world which relies on software must recognise the people who develop it. Our mission is to establish a research environment that recognises the vital role of software in research. We work to increase software skills across everyone in research, to promote collaboration between researchers and software experts, and to support the creation of an academic career path for Research Software Engineers.

What We Do


Our events help RSEs learn skills with new technologies, and techniques for managing projects and building careers.


The RSE community has grown rapidly across the UK and around the world.


The society advocates changes that will advance research by improving the software it relies on.


Resources that describe what it's like to work as an RSE and current RSE vacancies.


The society creates or collates resources for helping with advocacy or career advancement activities.


News on the Society's activities and the activities of its members.


RSE Groups

Contact information for all of the RSE groups in the UK.

RSE Fellows

Background on the 2016 and 2018 EPSRC RSE Fellows.

Regional Groups

All of the regional groups and meetups for RSE activities.


The society exists to advocate for its members


To advance the RSE role as a viable long-term career path within research institutions.


To highlight the important role RSEs play in delivering research results.


To champion the difference RSEs can make to a grant, and encourage funders to value this role in their calls.



Current RSE job opportunities around the world.

RSE Journeys

RSEs from different backgrounds talk about their roles and how they got there.


Help with writing job descriptions and adverts to attract RSEs.

Latest News

Trustee Elections 2024 – FAQs

The 2024 Society Trustee elections are well underway, with nominations still open until Friday 12th July. We have hosted two Zoom Q&A sessions, have fielded questions via the #elections-2024 Slack channel and Social media, and have been talking to RSEs in our teams up and down the country. In this blog post update, with...

Trustee Nominations and Elections 2024

We would like to announce that the sixth round of Society Trustee elections will take place in September 2024. Every year, a number of the current trustees stand down, and a new batch of trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place at RSECon24 in Newcastle. The Society is...

Behind the Scenes: Life as an RSE Society Trustee

Hello there! My name is Mike, and in September 2023, I was elected to the Society’s Board of Trustees. With the 2024 elections coming up, I wanted to share my experiences from the last year, along with testimonials from other current and former trustees, to help you decide whether getting involved with the Society...