Reminder: We need your help filling in the 2018 RSE survey

Posted by s.aragon on 18 December 2018 - 9:43am
RSE18 attendees. Image courtesy of Cristin
Merritt, WHPC Social Media Volunteer.

We need your help filling in the  2018 RSE survey. You are eligible if you're working with research software.

Previous RSE surveys have targeted specific countries. This year's RSE survey welcomes people from all over the world to participate.

Please note the survey will close on 31st December 2018.

The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete (ca. 80 questions). Please note that this research is not compulsory and even if you decide to participate you can withdraw at any moment.

The purpose of the survey is to collect information about people who develop software that is used in research. We call these people Research Software Engineers (RSEs), but they use many different job titles (including postdoctoral researcher and research assistant). This survey gives you the opportunity to share your point of view and experiences, and thus be part of the development of this community. It would be also very helpful if you could help spread the word to others who develop software in the research landscape or anyone who employs software experts in academia.

If you have any issues or questions, you can refer to the Github repository used to create this survey.  Alternatively, you can send an email to Olivier Philippe.

The study is conducted by the University of Southampton on behalf of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) and complies with University of Southampton ethics guidelines (reference no. ERGO/FPSE/45232).