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Society of Research Software Engineering Launched

We are delighted to announce that the Society of Research Software Engineering is now a registered charity.

We applied last summer to register the new society with the Charities Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and we have just been told of their decision to approve this. Our Registered Charity Number is 1182455 and details will appear on their website shortly.

The UK RSE committee are now the trustees of the new Society and will be working to set up the organisation to meet our charitable aims.

This means that the RSE movement now has an independent organisation where the votes and input of members will shape the future direction. This is your society and we hope you’ll play a part in determining how we, as a community, go forward to bring about the improvements we know are possible.

This is an important moment for everyone who believes in the value of Research Software Engineering. Reaching this point has been a true collective endeavour and would not have happened without the efforts of many people – from the earliest discussions at the start of the movement, through working to gain recognition for the role and build a community, to the recent push to drive through this application and establish a formal organisation.

We look forward to having you as a member!

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