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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 3 RSEs.


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-mailask-rc@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 – Robert Haines

Contact e-mailrobert.haines@manchester.ac.uk

This central group is one of the largest in the N8 with 24 RSEs.


University of Sheffield

Group Name – RSE Sheffield

Group Leader – Paul Richmond

Contact e-mailrse@sheffield.ac.uk

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


University of York

Group Name – Research and High Performance Support Team

Group Leader – Emma Barnes

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

This is a central Research Software Engineering Group with 3 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 2 RSEs and is based in the Department of Physics.


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