Research Software Engineering Groups

There are Research Software Engineering (RSE) groups at each of the N8 Research Partnership Universities.

In most cases these central RSE groups support researchers operating anywhere in the university. Some universities also have domain-specific RSE groups that specialise in providing support to academics in a particular research area (e.g. environmental sciences, health sciences or physics).

To discuss your RSE needs and to find out how support from research software engineers could help improve the research that you and your colleagues undertake please contact the lead RSE at your institution using the links below.

Regardless of the structure of your RSE department one thing is certain; the skills RSEs have, coupled to the ever-growing power of high performance and high throughput computing (HPC and HTC), has the potential to enable researchers to analyse significantly more data, much more quickly and with major improvements in accuracy. Speaking and working with RSEs will offer you and your team new insight in to software tools.

If you are a research software engineer looking to contact other RSEs within the N8 Research Partnership please visit our RSE directory at: https://n8cir.org.uk/supporting-research/rse/rse-directory/

Durham University

Group Name – Advanced Research Computing

Group Leader – Ed-Ruck Keene

Contact e-mailarc@durham.ac.uk

This is a central Research Software Engineering group with 5 RSEs.

Lancaster University

Group Name – RSE Lancaster

Group Leader – Robin Long

Contact e-mailrse@lancaster.ac.uk

This is a central group, comprising one RSE.

Newcastle University

Group Name – RSE Newcastle

Group Leader – Mark Turner

Contact e-mailrseteam@ncl.ac.uk

This is a central Research Software Engineering group with 10 RSEs.

University of Leeds

Group Name – Research Computing

Group Leader – Martin Callaghan

Contact e-mailm.callaghan@leeds.ac.uk

This is a central Research Software Engineering group with 8 RSEs.

Group Name – CEMAC

Group Leader – Mark Richardson

Contact e-mailcemac@leeds.ac.uk

This is a domain-specific Research Software Engineering group with 4 RSEs. The team is based in the School of Earth and the Environment and specialise in environmental modelling and computation.

University of Liverpool

Group Name – Research Computing Group

Group Leader – Jake Gannon

Contact e-mailjakeg@liverpool.ac.uk

This central group is at an early stage of development and does not currently have RSEs available to work on projects. However, Jake Gannon is keen to hear from researchers wishing to work with RSEs to help inform how the team develops.

University of Manchester

Group Name – RSE Team within Research IT

Group Leader – Adrian Harwood

Contact e-mailadrian.harwood@manchester.ac.uk

This central group is one of the largest in the N8 with 40 RSEs.

Group Name – Digital Health Software

Group Leader – Matt Machin

Contact e-mailmatthew.machin@manchester.ac.uk

Digital Health Software is an embedded RSE team based in the Centre for Health Informatics. The team specialises in the development of apps, databases and web-based clinician interfaces for research into a wide range of different health conditions, including multiple co-morbidities: https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/digital-health-software/

University of Sheffield

Group Name – RSE Sheffield

Group Leader – Romain Thomas

Contact e-mailrse@sheffield.ac.uk

This is a central Research Software Engineering group with 12 RSEs.

Group Name – Digital Humanities Institute

Group Leader – Michael Pidd

Contact e-mailm.pidd@sheffield.ac.uk

Established in 1994, the DHI is the UK's leading centre for digital humanities and technology R&D in the arts, humanities and cultural heritage domains. The DHI is a team of RSEs, project managers and researchers. We collaborate on UKRI projects. We have delivered more than 120 projects and we host 70+ public websites and information services. See: http://www.dhi.ac.uk

University of York

Group Name – Research and High-Performance Support Team

Group Leader – Emma Barnes and Phil Harrison

Contact e-mailemma.barnes@york.ac.uk

This is a central Research Software Engineering Group with 6 RSEs.

Group Name – Condensed Matter Dynamics

Group Leaders – Matt Probert and Phil Hasnip

Contact e-mailpeter.byrne@york.ac.uk

This domain-specific Research Software Engineering Group has 7 RSEs and is based in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology .

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