Research software is used and created by everyone and in all fields. Supporting research software development should be a university-wide endeavor, and understanding what partnerships IT organizations need to successfully support this activity is critical. Research software engineers also need support to develop their careers in this growing field, receive proper recognition for the research outcomes their work makes possible, and maintain stable employment in positions that recognize their unique skill sets. The US Research Software Engineering Community (us-rse.org) provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with others in the field.
Outcomes: Learn about the impact of research software and research software engineers on research * Understand the institutional imperative to better support research software development * Learn about the US-RSE organization as a resource for research software engineers at your institution
Associate Director, Research Data Services, Northwestern University