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

March 2024 Newsletter

RSE Conference 2024 Newcastle, UK, 3-5 September The eighth annual Research Software Engineering Conference (RSECon24) will take place 3rd – 5th September 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and the Conference Committee had several exciting updates to share in the past few weeks: Call for Submissions Open The call for submissions is open!...

The Festival of Hidden REF

by The Hidden REF Committee* This blog post has been written by the organisers of the event, which was supported by the Society’s Events and Initiatives Grant. For more info, or to apply for a grant to support your event, click here. The key aims of the Festival of Hidden REF were to grow...

HPC Birds of a Feather RSECon 2023

Introduction After the successful HPC and RSE workshop “Excalibur RSEs meet HPC Champions” which ran as a satellite event on the Friday after RSECon22 in Newcastle, the organisers decided to run a similar event this year. The idea was to integrate a 1-2h Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session into RSECon23 in Swansea, rather than having a satellite...