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ScotRSE: A Network of Research Software Engineers in Scotland

These pages provide a hub for existing Scottish RSE groups, motivate new groups to form in Scottish Institutions and an opportunity to network between these groups or an individuals if there are no local groups.

We follow the Society of Research Software Engineering Code of Conduct:


Model Driven Engineering

Steffen Zschaler talked about Model Driven Engineering (and RSE) and the network he has built around this (

Show and Tell

Group discussion with people sharing projects they’ve been working on.

University of Glasgow

Ian Barass: University of Glasgow

Christmas Meetup

Informal pre-christmas chat

James Hutton Institute

Fraser Macfarlane: Machine Learning and its Application to Computer Vision Challenges at the James Hutton Institute Becky Smith: Introduction to the James Hutton Institute

University of Strathclyde

Oliver Henrich: The Kokkos Ecosystem for Performance Portability Daniel Thomas: Intro to the “Hacky Hour” drop in sessions that provide research software support and advice to researchers.

University of St Andrews

Olexandr Konovalov: The St Andrews RSE team Becky Smith: Volunteering at RSECon

Inaugural meeting

Our very first ScotRSE event took place virtually on Wednesday 14th June 10-11 online.

Attendees at the inaugural event.

This first event provided an informal opportunity for various RSEs to get to know each other a little and to think about community building and how they would like to see the community evolving.

Keep in touch!

If you are interested in finding out more please join our mailing list SCOTRSE and see the #Scotland channel on UKRSE slack.

Existing Scottish RSE Groups (that we know of…)

If you know of other groups to add to the list please let us know.