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DH RSE White Paper

July 31, 2019

At the Digital Humanities Conference 2019 in Utrecht, a group of Digital Humanities (DH) RSEs came together for a workshop about building a community of DH RSEs. The discussion covered many different aspects and issues from recognition and career paths to funding and community building. The result of the workshop is a white paper addressing some of the concerns most DH RSEs share. It is meant as a call for DH RSEs to connect with each other and to draw attention to their needs as they are a crucial part of most DH projects.

Rather than forming a new group, the workshop participants chose to use the existing infrastructure of DHTech (website, Slack channel, and mailing list), a group of Digital Humanities RSEs, to collaborate on and publish the white paper. DHTech was started two years earlier at DH2017 by several of the workshop participants with the idea to build an international community of DH RSEs.

See DH Research Software Engineers - For We Are Many to read the white paper.


July 15, 2019

Join us in person at the PEARC19 Conference there will be a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session “Building a Community of Research Software Engineers.” The session is scheduled for 5:15pm Monday, July 29 in the New Orleans room.

If you’ll be attending PEARC19 this is a great opportunity to discuss US-RSE issues and connect to other members of this growing community!

Find out who else will be there and join in on the discussion by joining the conversation.

US-RSE is now on Twitter!

July 11, 2019

The title says it all: US-RSE will now be tweeting at @us_rse. Follow for updates, news, and announcements!

US-RSE Goals

May 06, 2019

The US-RSE Association is centered around three main goals. Moving forward we aim to target our activities and actions to serving these three main goals. Over time we plan to revist and refine these goals as the needs and desires of the community change.


We seek to provide a coherent association of those who identify with the role (not necessarily title) of Research Software Engineer based on our inclusive definition. This group aims to provide the members of the community the ability to share knowledge, professional connections, and resources.


We aim to promote RSEs impact on research, highlighting the increasingly critical and valuable role RSEs serve.


We strive to provide useful resources to multiple demographics. For current and future RSEs we strive to provide technical and career development resources to support their professional development. We aim to provide access to information and material to support the establishment and expansion of RSE positions and groups within the research ecosystem including the material for making business justifications for RSEs.

Want to be involved? Interested in contributing? Join US-RSE!

US-RSE website gets a makeover

January 29, 2019

A new theme was introduced for the US-RSE website. Want to contribute to design or content?
Fork the repository on github make your changes and submit a pull request.

Suggestions, comments? Join the Slack channel and reach out.

Want to see more? See the News Archive.