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Research Software Engineers: State of the Nation Report 2017

Brett, Alys; Croucher, Michael; Haines, Robert; Hettrick, Simon; Hetherington, James; Stillwell, Mark; Wyatt, Claire


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      <creatorName>Brett, Alys</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Culham Centre for Fusion Energy</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Croucher, Michael</creatorName>
      <affiliation>University of Sheffield</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Haines, Robert</creatorName>
      <affiliation>University of Manchester</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Hettrick, Simon</creatorName>
      <affiliation>The Software Sustainability Institute</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Hetherington, James</creatorName>
      <affiliation>UCL</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Stillwell, Mark</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Cisco Meraki</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Wyatt, Claire</creatorName>
      <affiliation>University of Southampton</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Research Software Engineers: State Of The Nation Report 2017</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2017</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Research Software Engineer</subject>
    <subject>RSE</subject>
    <subject>Careers</subject>
    <subject>New roles in research</subject>
    <subject>Software</subject>
    <subject>Research communities</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2017-04-06</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Most research would be impossible without software, and this reliance is forcing a rethink of the skills needed in a &lt;em&gt;traditional &lt;/em&gt;research group. With the emergence of software as the pre-eminent research tool used across all disciplines, comes the realisation that a significant majority of results are based, ultimately, on the skill of the experts who design and build that software. &lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The UK has led the world in supporting a new role in academia: the &lt;em&gt;Research Software Engineer &lt;/em&gt;(RSE). This report describes the new expert community that has flourished in UK research, details the successes that have been achieved, and the barriers that prevent further progress. &lt;/p&gt;</description>
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