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.

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

Newsletter – October 2021

Please pass this newsletter on to any of your colleagues who might be interested Welcome to the October newsletter from The Society of Research Software Engineering! Our monthly newsletter announces new Society initiatives, gathers RSE news, events, blogs, papers and anything else interesting and relevant together in one place. If you would like to...

Reflections on SeptembRSE

From Christopher Woods What a month! Back in April when I first proposed the idea of spreading the RSE conference over a month, even I thought it was a little mad. Amazingly the community got on board and it is a testament to them and the wonderful SeptembRSE organising committee that we were able...

International RSE Day – 14th October 2021

We’re starting a new tradition! The International Council of RSE Associations has decided to declare the second Thursday in October to be “International RSE Day”. The first annual International RSE Day will be Thursday, 14th October 2021. The International RSE Day is to celebrate Research Software Engineers around the world and raise awareness for...