RSE@UOR Home Page

Welcome to RSE@UoR!


What is RSE?


What is an RSE?

Software is fundamental to research. From the humanities to physics, biology to archaeology, software plays a vital role in generating results. Not all researchers can become skilled software engineers, so a new role has developed in academia: the Research Software Engineer (RSE). RSEs combine an intricate understanding of research with expertise in programming and software engineering.

What does RSE@UoR do?

  • We are undertaking initiatives to improve standards in coding/ research software by developing a sustainable program of courses, tutorials, workshops and online resources.
  • We aim to foster a software community of practice at the University, e.g. by helping departments to set up coding clubs and sharing of skills and resources.
  • We fundamentally support the University’s commitment to the aims and principles of Open Research and are part of the Open Research Action Plan.

The RSE@UoR Team

Team Leaders

Maria Broadbridge Paul Heaton

Maria Broadbridge & Paul Heaton

Joining RSE@UoR

It’s easy to keep up to date with us or join in! Here’s how:

  • Keep checking our website for our continuously growing portfolio of online courses and other resources, as well as our monthly blog!
  • Join us on Microsoft Teams! Either follow the link or use the code rg359rf to join our RSE@UoR team and be part of the conversation.
  • If you would like get more involved, share your resources, contribute to the blog, become part of the core group or message the team leaders, email us at

Software Carpentry Workshops @ UoR

Full details about upcoming and past Software Carpentry workshops are on our UoR Carpentries Workshop page:

Software Carpentry Workshops

Introduction to Academic and Research Computing

These resources introduce the UoR academic computing systems and how to use them.
Full details are on the Academic and Research Computing training page:

Introduction to Academic Computing

Git and GitLab@UoR

UNIX for novices

These resources introduce the foundations of UNIX computing.
Full details:

Unix Basics


The Artificial Intelligence COP -AI-COP’ is a group of people who share information and techniques on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

Expertise level: Beginner / Proficient


Digital Humanities Hub

The Digital Humanities Hub is a collaborative in-house project to create a sustainable base for Digital Humanities that will enhance the quality of research at Reading

SPCLS Coding Club

The SPCLS coding club seeks to help Psychology students and academics in techniques in Python and R with an emphasis on statistical modelling and data processing.

SPCLS COP hold regular weekly webinar events throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms.

Expertise level: Beginner / Proficient



CMS is part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and serves the UK’s atmospheric and polar science community.

CMS provides HPC resource management and software engineering support for the UK atmospheric and polar science community, and delivers key underpinning infrastructure.



The TV AI Hub has been created to bring the incredible Thames Valley AI community together so everyone can learn, network, collaborate, share knowledge, explore and develop business opportunities and partnerships.



Internal Videos

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