About the Research Software Developers Network

Is part of your role developing software or electronic data for research, in any academic discipline? Would you like to meet others like you, share experiences, and learn from each other? Would you like help finding similar roles when your current contract ends? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the RSDN is for you.

Or are you a researcher or manager who needs help with software development for a project? Would you like somewhere to go for informal expert advice? Do you struggle to recruit people with the skills you need? Would you like access to a pool of talented individuals already employed by the University? If so, then the RSDN can help you.

We welcome involvement from all interested in these topics, in all parts of the University, whether you are a graduate student, or academic or support staff. Register to get the most out of this site and join the network.


A 2-day conference for front-end developers

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 12:00am to Friday, 31 March 2017 - 12:00am

Practical front-end talks, inspiring takeaways & so much more

The Music of Sound - a day's symposium and hack on sonification

Friday, 21 April 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The University of Oxford e-Research Centre and Centre for Digital Scholarship are delighted to announce a day's symposium and hack on sonification.

RSDN open meeting 25 April - Weston Library

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am

April's RSDN open meeting will feature two talks:

Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman and Dr Nicholas Cole about the software development underlying the Quill project. This project aims to become the definitive source for the study of the origins of the text of the Constitution of the United States and, subsequently, state constitutions.



Valeraann Collaboration Opportunity

Valeraann Collaboration Opportunity – deadline Thurs 30 March

RSDN open meeting 9th Feb

The RSDN open meeting on Thursday 9th February welcomed Dr. Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT Services.


Google Summer of Code 2017

[From the Software Sustainability Institute]

The first phase of Google Summer of Code 2017 launched on January 19th and by participating as an open source project or mentor you could help make this edition the best one so far. This is an opportunity to have that change to your IDE that you have dreamt of for months, remove the bottleneck in your data analysis pipeline or test a new idea by the end of August.