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

Events

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

Community

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

Advocacy

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

Careers

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

Resources

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

Announcements

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

Community


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.

Advocacy

The society exists to advocate for its members

Members

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

Communication

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

Funders

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

Careers

Vacancies

Current RSE job opportunities around the world.

Case Studies

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

Hiring

Help with writing job descriptions and adverts to attract RSEs.

Latest News

Newsletter – June 2020

Welcome to the June newsletter from The Society of Research Software Engineering! Our monthly newsletter will announce new Society initiatives, gather RSE news, events, blogs, papers and anything else interesting and relevant together in one place. If you would like to add an item or suggest a new section to the next newsletter, submit...

Peter Schmidt: RSE Stories Podcast

“I love podcasts! They can be a great medium to learn about new ideas, get entertained and listen to great stories. And since the work of research software engineers takes us to so many different areas of exiting research I thought it might be a good idea to have a podcast for and from...

COVID-19 software and the RSE role

One positive outcome from the controversy around the modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many more people are aware that the reliability of research results is inexorably linked to the reliability of the software used to generate them. Ultimately, if we value reliable research, we must value reliable research software – and this...