Debt owed to the source code makers featured in Times Higher Education

Author: Simon Hettrick
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | 14:11

I'm happy to announce that the Software Sustainability Institute's campaign to gain recognition for research software engineers is featured in this week's Times Higher Education. The Software Sustainability Institute is led from its base at EPCC and works in collaboration with the universities of Manchester, Oxford and Southampton.

Talented young technology professionals – indispensable to the successful pursuit of high-quality research – are deserting higher education for the private sector because the academy does not know how to reward them, experts claim.

Research software engineers, who work on research teams and are charged with designing, building and maintaining the programs required to carry out projects, have no recognised career path within universities, critics warn. So they end up leaving for more stability – and recognition – in industry.

If you would like to know more, you can read the full article in this week's magazine or online.

If you would like to contribute to our campaign for research software engineers, you should attend our workshop in September.

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Simon Hettrick at Software Sustainability Institute