The growth and professionalisation of Research Software Engineering

By Simon Hettrick

 1 April 2020 - CW20           @sjh5000     ORCID: 0000-0002-6809-5195

Software is everywhere

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2014 Software Survey

 

15 Russell Group Universities


500 researchers from all disciplines

92%

Use software

69%

Software is fundamental

210,000

UK researchers

Percentage of cross-council funding in software-reliant research

Software in publications

65%

31 UK institutions ~ 600k papers

Who's writing

the software?

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No career for software developers

Online courses and books

Attended a course

No training

29%

46%

50%

25%

0%

25%

"Professional"

"Beginner"

(n=197)

(n=198)

What's wrong with self taught?

Van Gough

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POA

$39,921,750

Research

Software

Engineering

Researcher

Software

Engineer

Researcher

developer

Research

Software

Engineer

Building a community

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1428

members

March 2019

UK RSE Association

RSE Conference

https://rsecon2020.society-rse.org

Australia/New Zealand: @rse_aunz

Germany: @RSE_de

Netherlands: @nl_rse

Nordic:  @nordic_rse

UK: @ResearchSoftEng

USA: us-rse.org

Professionalisation

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RSE Groups at

28 organisations

bit.ly/RSEGroupsUK

http://bit.ly/UKRIRoadmap2019

 

p.114-126

Vital, but hidden

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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

These slides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International 

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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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, Oxford academics - public domain, Pills in hand - Tom Bullock, Goliath cartoon - Cartoonstock, RSE Conference 2016 photo - Society of Research Software Engineering, UK map - Map data ©2018 Google, Society of RSE logo - Society of RSE

The growth and professionalisation of Research Software Engineers

By Simon Hettrick

The growth and professionalisation of Research Software Engineers

Presented at the Collaborations Workshop 2020.

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