What do we know about RSEs? Results from our international surveys
Posted by o.philippe
on 12 March 2018 - 4:41pm
By Olivier Philippe, Policy Consultant, and Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.
Since 2016, the Software Sustainability Institute conducts surveys of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to learn more about them and their work conditions. The RSE community has grown from a concept born at an Institute event to an international phenomenon. It's important to learn more about this community so that our campaigning, and that of our international partners, continues to help RSEs gain the recognition they deserve for their huge contribution to research.
We began surveying RSEs for UK in 2016. In 2017 we added Canada, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and United States and released the survey in English, French and German. In 2018, Australia and New Zealand joined the effort and we released the survey as the "International RSE survey. In 2022, we added a Spanish translation of the survey.
Links to dataset and analysis
Below you can find a link to individual reports and dataset for each country which participated to the survey.