Webinar recording: Why recognising scientific software experts is key to open science

Posted by s.aragon on 27 June 2019 - 9:39am

On 13 June 2019, Simon Hettrick, deputy director of the Software Sustainability Institute, presented the work done so far in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to promote, recognise and reward the work of research software engineers.

The recording from the webinar is now available on YouTube:

Simon spoke about the current challenges faced by RSEs, such as a general lack of recognition of the work they do and a lack of an attractive career path. He also explored the impact of the movement, including the creation of the UK Research Software Engineers Association (UKRSE), which now has more than 1,400 members and has inspired the creation of similar associations in a number of other countries such as Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.

The webinar drew on the recent case study on Recognising the Importance of Software in Research - Research Software Engineers (RSEs), a UK Example, conducted by the Open Science Monitor project.