30th-31st January 2018

Venue: The Alan Turing Institute, London


A two-day workshop bringing together leaders of Research Software Engineering groups and communities around the world to help each other improve access to software expertise in research by pooling knowledge, coordinating efforts and establishing collaboration amongst our wider networks. 

This workshop is for people running RSE groups, national networks or in the process of setting them up. To have the most impact we are looking for people with knowledge of, and the ability to influence, RSE provision in their country. We define RSE groups as teams of dedicated software developers working with researchers to provide tools, advice, collaboration and training. It is understood that actual job titles and group names will vary widely.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Improve the ability of RSE leaders to influence funding and career structures in their countries
  • Support the establishment of further national RSE networks
  • Instigate international collaboration and coordination on RSE matters
  • Connect RSE leaders to spark collaborations between them and their onward networks
  • Understand similarities and differences in the RSE landscape and funding between countries


As places are limited we are inviting you to register your interest in attending and answer a few short questions about what you would contribute to and get out of the workshop. We will review your application and let you know if you have been allocated a place as soon as we can (for international applicants within a week, and for all others at least before 20th December). We expect that all places will be assigned by 20th December.

Apply for a place



The workshop is being organised by UK RSE with input on the programme from RSE leaders in at least five other countries.

Questions or suggestions about this workshop can be sent to info@rse.ac.uk (please put “international workshop” in the subject).


The following hotels are recommended for your stay during the meeting. All are within easy reach of the Turing Institute as well as national and international transport links.

  • Great Northern Hotel London 
    Pancras Road, King’s Cross, London N1C 4TB
  • King’s Cross Inn Hotel
    9-11 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2SA
  • Megaro Hotel
    Belgrove St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB
  • Veeve Gem of Kings Cross
    Albion Walk, Islington, London, N1 9EJ
  • Comfort Inn St Pancras
    2-5 St Chad’s St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8BD
  • Premier Inn Euston
    1 Duke’s Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PJ
  • Premier Inn St Pancras
    88 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2RA
  • Premier Inn King’s Cross
    26-30 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AA
  • AirBnB Bloomsbury
  • AirBnB Central