Core Services

We provide three core services but are flexible enough to provide bespoke support. If you don't see what you're looking for here, get in touch!

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Software Engineering

Our primary role is to provide software engineering expertise onto research projects. We have a wide range of skills and can cover most types of requests

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Grant Writing

We provide grant writing support at no upfront cost, we can help write the technical sections and data management plan for your grant

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Training

The entire team are trained Software Carpentry instructors and can cover introductory sessions on version control, UNIX shell and programming with Python

Combined Expertise

When you work with an RSE they are in constant communication with the rest of the team, this way your project has access to the combined knowledge of the entire team. Finding all the skills and knowledge your project needs in one human can be tough, having two software engineers at half time each with complementary skills can be better for your project rather than one full-time developer who only has some of the skills needed.

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Fractional FTE Splits

We can also support staff working at fractional FTE splits, making it easier to support getting an experienced software engineer onto your project who is shared with another research project. Staffing project roles at less than 100% are the types of posts that are traditionally very hard to recruit for, using the RSE team solves this problem

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Flexible Allocations

RSEs can be assigned to projects at key times on the project, and not always continuously. Over a multi-year research project you may only require software development expertise at specific times or as a part-time role, making it difficult to recruit yourself. Timeline permitting, using the RSE team means you can request support in short bursts and at multiple points during your project

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Projects

The team is involved in a large number of projects at any one time. These are just a few of the things we've been working on.

ATNU
Creating new ways in which readers and users can interact with texts, and to explore and test opportunities for immersive reading and writing.
ePRaSE
A self reporting tool available to pharmacists within the NHS to evaluate the ePrescribing system used in their trust.
FinTrust
Researching the issue of trust in FinTech and technology that has implications that affect consumer trust in the new services.
Human Cell Atlas
A data processing pipeline and web portal for the exploration of gene data from human cells.
Rest & Be Thankful
Developing methods of landslide detection and mitigation at the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland.
Rome Transformed
A data cataloguing tool for archaeologists researching changing building use in Rome between the 1st and 8th centuries.

Testimonials

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The project would have been extremely challenging for us without RSE support. Jim was very easy to work with, gave clear communication, explaining what he was going to do as well as why it was the best approach and how it would work.

David Greenwood

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The collaborative exchange and software engineering input has resulted in significantly enhanced features to our existing web portals as well as new data queries and visualisation options

Muzlifah Haniffa

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The team have helped deliver the first iteration of a Web based tool being used nationally across the NHS. The software engineers’ knowledge, skills and support will continue to be an important part of this project, which is funded to develop further iterations.

Stephanie Klein

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Working with the team has been a real pleasure, we appreciate their readiness to engage with our ideas, and share their knowledge. The feedback we have been given on our shared work when showing it at conferences has been outstanding: a testimony to its quality.

Jenny Richards

The Team

Our team is made up of software engineers with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Click on each person to see their full technical CV.

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Kate Court

Research Software Engineer

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Fiona Galston

Research Software Engineer

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David Herbert

Research Software Engineer

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Dave Horsfall

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Frances Hutchings

Research Software Engineer

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Jim McGrath

Research Software Engineer

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Nik Khadijah Nik Aznan

Research Software Engineer

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Becky Osselton

Research Software Engineer

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Mike Simpson

Research Software Engineer

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Jannetta Steyn

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Mark Turner

Head of Research Software Engineering

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Robin Wardle

Research Software Engineer

Request A Meeting

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