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.


The Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 5:00pm

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

European CarpentryConnect conference

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 5:00pm

Registration is now open for the first European CarpentryConnect conference in Manchester, UK, from 25th to 27th June 2019, organised by the Sustainable Software Institute in affiliation with The Carpentries and in collaboration with Manchester's Cathie Marsh Inst


IT Services offers Free Professional training in secure software development - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course

The Information Security Team (IST), in conjunction with the IT Services Learning Centre, are providing professional training in secure software development based on the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course.  The course will be held at the IT Services’ Banbury Road building and will be a full-time, 5-day course running from 05/02/2018 – 09/02/2018.  The benefits of the course to you and the institution include:

- Demonstrable skills in developing an application security program;

- Reduction in source code vulnerabilities;


Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 23-28, 2018: Applications Due February 9

There’s still time for researchers and practitioners in computer science to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields.

Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS)

The Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS) aims to support and promote women in computer science. The society exists for all women in computer science, be they students, faculty, or staff. OxWoCS runs a number of academic, social, and career events throughout the year, including weekly coffee meetings, talks by distinguished female speakers, and industry sponsored events. The society provides networking opportunities and a support network comprising role models, mentors, and peers. OxWoCS exists to help enhance the quality of life for all members of the department.