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


APPLY Call for committee members for the Conference of Research Software Engineering 2020! Following in the well-trodden footsteps of the past conferences, the conference committee is made up of volunteers who give their time and effort from January through to September. You don’t have to be an RSE or in the UK to join....

Nominations now open for Society trustee elections

The Society of Research Software Engineering is seeking members to stand for election to its board of trustees and help steer the direction of our fledgling organisation. We’re really keen to bring new, energetic trustees onto the board to help shape the new Society and participate in its running. Please join the Society and...

Society of RSE open for membership

The Society of Research Software Engineering is now open for membership. You can be among the first to become a member of the brand new professional body for RSEs. Membership is open to anyone who supports the aims of the Society to further research software engineering for the benefit of research and wider society....