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.


Visualize Your Data for the Web using D3.js

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 9:30am to Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 5:00pm

Learn how to visualize your data from an expert with many years’ experience in the field: Alfie Abdul-Rahman from the Oxford e-Research Centre.

The workshop is aimed at people with little or no programming experience who are interested in learning and using D3.js for data visualization.

Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 5:00pm

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers.

Register your interest

IPython two day course

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 5:00pm

Jupyter and IPython provide tools for interactive and parallel computing that are widely used in scientific computing. The course will show some uses of IPython for scientific applications, focusing on exciting recent developments, web-based notebooks with code, graphics, and rich HTML.



RSE conference call for proposals now open

The RSE Conference Committee is currently calling for 15-minute talks, posters and 90-minute workshops or tutorials. Submit your proposals <http://rse.ac.uk/conf2017/calls> by 28th April 2017


State of the Nation report on Research Software Engineers released

The first State of the National Report for Research Software Engineers provides a history of the RSE campaign and a snapshot of the RSE community as it stands today. The report describes the expert community that has flourished in UK research, details the successes that have been achieved, and the barriers that prevent further progress.

The report is available for download from Zenodo.



Valeraann Collaboration Opportunity

Valeraann Collaboration Opportunity – deadline Thurs 30 March