Sustainable research software can only become a reality if the academic system finally starts to acknowledge the people that develop and maintain it: RSEs, says a newly published paper describing the state of the art of research software sustainability in Germany and beyond.
The University of Sheffield's RSE team want to make their candidate selection process as open as possible.
This post is an interview with Alison Clarke, an SSI Fellow and Research Software Engineer, about becoming and working as an RSE.
It's 10 years since the term Research Software Engineer was coined at the Collaborations Workshop 2012 and the RSE movement began!
SSI Fellow Dave Horsfall talks about his work to improve the mental health landscape for Research Software Engineers.
Teri Forey, Society of Research Software Engineering trustee, discusses the outcomes of a Collaborations Workshop session on the different RSE roles.
A new initiative has been launched to help Research Software Engineers (RSEs) stay connected while many national RSE conferences have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
EPSRC will be inviting applications for outline proposals for Research Software Engineer Fellowships from 30 June.
A report looks at the career paths and prospects of people working in academic data science in the US.
Workshop participants Photo by Carina Jahnke / RKI
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By Yo Yehudi, Mateusz Kuzak, and Emmy Tsang. Research software engineers are evaluated like other researchers, largely based on the numbers of publications and citations. However, metrics based on the number of publications encourage re-creating ‘new’ things or re-implementations instead of reuse, and there are huge variations in existing practices to cite software, meaning software isn't always cited or citations aren’t always captured.