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The Society of Research Software Engineering is a professional society established to further research software engineering for the benefit of research and the wider society.

Membership will open soon. Register your interest here and we will notify you when membership opens.

Becoming a member of the Society will support our work gaining recognition for research software engineering and helping advance research with software. Membership allows you to vote on decisions made by the Society that will change the future of research software engineering around the world. Membership of the Society is open to anyone who is interested in furthering the Society’s goals.

The Society takes over the role of the successful, but informal, UK RSE Association in representing the RSE community. The UK RSE Association will be retired once transfer of operations has been completed to the Society. We hope that members and supporters of UK RSE Association will join us as full members of the Society of Research Software Engineering.

The Society’s website and Slack community are provided as a service for all and will continue to be available without any form of registration with the Society.

Membership Benefits

Members of the Society:

  • Support the work of the Society to further research software engineering
  • Gain early access to events
  • Can vote in Society decisions such as electing trustees or changing the constitution
  • Are eligible to stand for election as a trustee

Cost

For members joining in 2019, the cost of a year’s membership is £20.

The fee covers membership for a full calendar year from the date of payment. A recurring annual payment will be set up that can be cancelled at any time and membership will lapse on the anniversary of the last payment date.

Membership will open soon. Register your interest here and we will notify you when membership opens.

Friends of the Society

You can register to become a friend of the Society and be added to the Society’s mailing list for announcements. Friends of the Society do not pay subscription fees but also do not gain the membership benefits.

Registration will open soon. Register your interest here and we will notify you when it possible to become a friend of the Society.

Terms and conditions

There are some policies that apply to anyone involved with the Society as a member, a registered friend, or taking part in our events, activities or online platforms. Details of our terms of membership, code of conduct and data handling policy can be found on our policies page.