The Society of Research Software Engineering is a Registered Charity (no. 1182455).

Use of “Society” on this page and the linked documents relates to The Society of Research Software Engineering.

You can find out more about how the Society is run on the governance page. You can find out how to contact the trustees on the contact page.

Code of conduct

In joining the Society of Research Software Engineering or taking part in its activities, events or online platforms, you undertake to observe the Code of Conduct during all such activities and interactions.

Personal Data and Privacy

Your personal data and your privacy are important to us and we are committed to being open about how we use your personal data and giving you control over your personal data and how it is used by us. Our Personal Data and Privacy Policy describes how we use your personal data, what we will do to ensure it is kept safe and how you can control what it is used for.

Terms of Membership

Eligibility for membership

Membership of the Society is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world, who supports the Society’s aims of furthering research software engineering. There are no requirements to hold particular qualifications or be employed in a particular field.

Annual subscriptions

  • A non-member applying for membership is required to remit the first annual subscription.
  • The subscription payment will be refunded if an application for membership is turned down
  • For continuous membership, further payments will be due annually and if the recurring payment is cancelled, membership will lapse on the anniversary of the last payment.
  • A former member whose membership lapsed due to cancelled subscription may re-join at any time, at which point they are required to make an annual subscription payment.

Termination of membership

In exceptional circumstances, the trustees of the Society may decide that the membership of an individual is not in the best interests of the Society because their statements or actions are not compatible with the aims of the Society or bring the Society into disrepute. The member concerned would be notified in writing of the reasons for termination of their membership and would have the right to respond and to have an appeal against the decision considered by the board of trustees.


If you have a complaint about the Society, please email the Trustees. Complaints may also be taken directly to the Charity Commission.