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.


Reproducible Research planning workshops announced

We will be holding our next Data Carpentry workshop, on September 26–27, 2017 in the Department of Anthropology. The workshop will cover Python, spreadsheets, and SQL with a focus on Humanities Data.

The workshop is free and open to students, researchers, and staff of the University. The workshop website will have details, including information on how to register, shortly.


USA – UK Travel Grants for Research Software Engineers

EPSRC have announced a USA-UK Research Software Engineer Travel fund aimed at encouraging collaboration between the UK and USA-based RSE communities.  If your research group produces or uses research software then you can apply! 

More information https://researchitnews.org/2017/08/01/usa-uk-travel-grants-rse/



Methodicate tool seeks early users and developers

Methodicate is an intuitive software tool that improves research reproducibility by capturing the entire exploration process, from idea to data analysis to communication of findings, through automated version tracking. Unlike other tools, Methodicate has little-to-no learning curve and is flexible enough to fit your individual workflow. Methodicate is being developed by three full-time Oxford researchers and is supported by the IT Innovation Fund. We are looking for: