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. The Society will be open for members to join very soon.

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

RSE Conference 2019 launches!

On Tuesday 17th September, the RSE Community will reunite at the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineers at the University of Birmingham, UK. This year we have increased the conference to 420 delegates – a third larger than previous years – and expanded from two to three days, with the third day purely for workshops. We have, as ever, a...

Society of Research Software Engineering Launched

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