Oxford e-Research Centre's Ania Brown to give workshop at RSE17

Ania Brown, Research Software Engineer at the Oxford e-Research Centre, will give a workshop on 'An introduction to GPU optimisation using the NVIDIA visual profiler' at the RSE conference in Manchester on 7-8 September:

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 <> 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

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.


New project aims to lay groundwork for reproducible research culture at Oxford

Reproducible Research Oxford is a project based at the University of Oxford. The project aims to lay the groundwork for a culture of research reproducibility at Oxford, focusing on training in the effective use of computational tools in research. These tools are widely used in some disciplines, and they can enable researchers to easily track the process leading from data to results, so that it is fully reproducible. However, researchers often lack the opportunities, incentives and confidence to make best use of these tools.

Many-Core Seminars slides available online

CUDA developers within the university may be interested in coming along to our Many-core Computing seminars which are usually held on Wednesday lunchtimes at the Oxford e-Research Centre.  Presentations from previous seminars are available here, and details of future seminars will be advertised here.


PhD projects at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Big Data Institute

Two PhD projects at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Big Data Institute that may be of interest to research software engineers and computer scientists:


Have your say - RSDN survey now live

The Research Software Developers Network has now been running successfully for nearly a year, and we want to continue to develop and improve it. Please fill in this short survey (8-10 questions) to have your say in its future direction:

The more responses we get, the more effective we can be in making the network work for you.