Join Us

Becoming a member of the Society supports our work in the research software engineering community. Membership is open to all, not just those with research software engineer in their job title. We ask for only £20 per year to become a full member but access to the website, Slack and mailing list is and will remain free. For more information about the society, see our About page.

Why Should I Join?

By joining the Society you will:

How much does it cost?

The current cost of a year’s membership is £20.

What else do I need to know?

Can I claim Income Tax relief from my membership costs?

We’re now HMRC’s approved list, so you can claim Income Tax relief as an employment expense if you pay for your membership yourself. We come up under Society of Research Software Engineering.

How do I cancel my membership?

If you would like to cancel your membership, please email our membership team at [email protected]. Pressing “Delete my account” in WhiteFuse does not cancel your membership.

How to I change my membership details?

In order to manage your membership details, such as contact details and communication preferences, you will need to create an account on WhiteFuse.

When does my fee renew?

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.

Where are your policies?

Information specifically about membership can be found in our membership terms and conditions and you can find our complaints, EDIA, data protection and other relevant policies on our policies pages.

How do I get in touch?

If you have questions or issues, you can ask in the #socRSE-membership slack channel or email us at [email protected]

How do I get access to the Slack workspace?

The Society has an active Slack workspace for members and non-members – if you are from a pre-approved institution you can join the Slack here. Alternatively, you can request access to the Slack via this Google form.

How do I access offers from commercial sponsor?

The Society periodically sends out emails including offers from our commercial sponsors. If you would like to receive these emails, please check the appropriate box in your communication preferences in WhiteFuse.