About

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.

A Research Software Engineer (RSE) combines professional software engineering expertise with an intimate understanding of research.

The Society emerged from the successful grass-roots RSE movement and is the successor to the UK RSE Association. See the history page for the full story.

The Society was founded in 2019 as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. See the governance page for details.

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.