Mission


The US-RSE Association is centered around four main goals. We aim to target our activities and actions to serving these aspects:

1. Community

We seek to provide a coherent association of those who identify with the role (not necessarily title) of Research Software Engineer based on our inclusive definition. This group aims to provide the members of the community the ability to share knowledge, professional connections, and resources.

2. Advocacy

We aim to promote RSEs’ impact on research, highlighting the increasingly critical and valuable role RSEs serve.

3. Resources

We strive to provide useful resources to multiple demographics. For current and future RSEs we strive to provide technical and career development resources to support their professional development. We aim to provide access to information and material to support the establishment and expansion of RSE positions and groups within the research ecosystem including the material for making business justifications for RSEs.

4. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

We will actively promote, encourage, and improve diversity throughout the broader US Research Software Engineer Community consistent with our full DEI mission statement. We will ensure we provide an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all and we will prioritize a program of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) activities for our organization, led by a dedicated team of active community members.

Please see our full DEI mission statement.