The policy team works with the research community to understand the issues surrounding the use of research software, and then campaigns to raise awareness and solve those issues.
Discussion of our work can be found through the website's analysis feed.
Supporting people who write code, not papers
At our Collaborations Workshop in 2012 the term "Research Software Engineer" (RSE) was coined to describe people who work in academia writing the code used by researchers. Since 2013, we have campaigned to gain recognition for this vital group of people which numbers somewhere in the thousands in the UK alone.
Our campaign has led to the creation of the UK RSE Association, which numbers over 700 members, the growth of Research Software Groups around the country, the creation of a new Fellowship, the launch of a hugely successful conference and a significant increase in recognition for the role of the Research Software Engineer.
You can read a history of the RSE campaign or the…Continue Reading