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.


New Journal of Open Source Software

The Journal of Open Source Software is a new open source developer-friendly journal for research software packages. It's designed to make it as easy as possible to create a software paper for your work: if a piece of software is already well documented, then paper preparation (and submission) should take no more than an hour.

The JOSS "paper" is deliberately extremely short and only allowed to include:

Report on the Collaborations Workshop 2016 available

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16) took place from 21-23 March 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the report from the meeting is now available with much material of interest to RSDs.

New RSDN website live

As you will have noticed viewing this site, the new website for the RSDN is now live. The new dynamic nature will make it easier to keep updated with news, events and jobs of relevance to RSDs. Do let us know if there is anything you would like to see added. Also, please do log in with SSO and fill out some basic profile information for yourself, to let the rest of the RSDN community know about you, and what kind of projects you have worked / might like to work on, so we can build up a register of RSDs and their expertise.