Recognising software expertise is key to research

13 May 2020 - Virtual CERSE Meeting           @sjh5000     ORCID: 0000-0002-6809-5195

By Simon Hettrick

How it used to be

In the beginning...

Vive la révolution!

Zeitgeists!

It's not just the zeitgeists...

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Use

software

Fundamental to

results

Develop own code

69%

92%

56%

Percentage of cross-council funding in software-reliant research

Software in publications

65%

31 UK institutions ~ 600k papers

Software is vital to research

Who writes the software?

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It wasn't software engineers

Online courses and books

Attended a course

No training

29%

46%

50%

25%

0%

25%

Academics

Everyone else

in the entire

world

People who are

important in academia

The Venn of academic importance

People who are NOT

important in academia

People who develop software must be recognised

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Research

Software

Engineering

Researcher

Software

Engineer

Researcher

developer

Research

Software

Engineer

1428

members

March 2019

UK RSE Association

RSE Conference

rse.ac.uk/conf/2019

Australia/New Zealand: @rse_aunz

Germany: @RSE_de

Netherlands: @nl_rse

Nordic:  @nordic_rse

UK: @ResearchSoftEng

USA: us-rse.org

RSE Groups at

28 organisations

bit.ly/RSEGroupsInUK

http://bit.ly/UKRIRoadmap2019

 

p.114-126

"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come"

Now what?

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191,000

outputs submitted

185,000

outputs in publication categories

38

outputs in software category

The way in which the REF exercise is conducted overlooks many of the people who are vital to the success of research.

 

http://hidden-ref.org

@hiddenREF

Thank you!

@sjh5000

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Licence

 © Simon Hettrick

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Studies and links

 

Picture credits

Where not stated on image:

 

Big data - Tumisu

Blockchain - mmi19

Cloud computing - Pete Linforth

Cybersecurity - Darwin Laganzon

DNA - Gerd Altman

IBM PC - Ruben de Rijcke

IOT - jeferrb

Machine Learning - Gordon Johnson

Pills in hand - Tom Bullock

Why Recognising software experts is key to research

By Simon Hettrick

Why Recognising software experts is key to research

Presentation for CERSE group at University of Edinburgh. Conducted by Blackboard.

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