The role of the R community in the RSE movement at useR! 2021

Posted by j.laird on 29 June 2021 - 2:00pm

useR! logoThere will be an Incubator Session on “The role of the R community in the RSE movement” at the useR! 2021 R conference on Tuesday 6 July 1700-1800 BST. 

An Incubator allows small groups of people to discuss a topic that interests them in a way that helps people learn about new ideas and work together on solving shared problems.

The term Research Software Engineer (RSE) was proposed by a group of software developers working in academia at a workshop in Oxford in 2012. It was the beginning of a grass-roots movement to establish Research Software Engineering as a profession for people that combined expertise in programming with an intricate understanding of research. Since then, the movement has grown substantially, leading to recognition, reward and career opportunities for RSEs and the creation of national RSE associations in Australia/New Zealand, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the Nordic region, the UK and the USA.

This incubator will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of the R community in the RSE movement. What can we share with this wider community? How can we help the movement grow? What could the R community gain from this movement? We will identify a range of actions from quick wins to more ambitious projects that could be pursued after useR! 2021.

If you are already registered for useR! 2021, you can sign up for the incubator. Otherwise please email  

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