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. The Society is now open for members.

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.

Case Studies

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

It’s just software engineering?

By Dr Marion Weinzierl, Research Software Engineer at Durham University Join the discussion on the UK RSE Slack. Question: “I have just come out of a meeting with a professor and his postdoc in which we discussed how I could help them with improving the robustness of their code, error handling, and introduce automated...

RSECon2020 website is live!

The new website for RSECon2020 is up and running! The conference for RSEs from around the world is in its fifth year and going strong… RSECon2020 will be held at the University of Birmingham, UK from the 8th to the 10th September.  RSECon had its inaugural conference in 2016 with 120 delegates from 12...

RSECon 2019 Feedback Summary

 “An excellent conference, even better than last year in my opinion!”          “First time at the conference and was really impressed!”      “ Good support before the conference for questions, and very friendly committee”  In September 2019 under a clear blue sky, 360 delegates joined us in Birmingham for the...