Alice Tobin

By Alice Tobin, science writer.

This article by Alice Tobin was fundamental in garnering interest in the research software engineer campaign, which among other things led to our article in the Times Higher Education.

Combining the skills of a scientific researcher and a software developer, the research software engineer is ideally placed to bring scientific software up to scratch. An ongoing discussion that began at the Collaborations Workshop 2012 asks what obstacles need to be removed to clear the way.

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