Working Groups

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The US-RSE Association is committed to providing an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all and to promoting and encouraging diversity throughout the RSE community in the US. At US-RSE, integrating DEI practices into our education programs, governance structure, and culture is at the forefront of our mission to ensure a welcoming, nurturing, and robustly inclusive community. We believe that the amplification of diverse perspectives is essential for driving innovation, promoting creativity, and encouraging engagement for the success of RSEs. We welcome and respect individuals of any race, color, caste, economic status, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, national origin, and ethnicity. To get involved, visit the #dei-discussion channel on the US-RSE slack, or contact the DEI working group list.

Visit the DEI Working Group page for more details and a catalog of work products.


The US-RSE website working group assembled in late 2020/2021 to proactively work on the content and design of the US-RSE website.

If you are interested in working on the site, or want to suggest features or a better design, you can join the #website channel on the US-RSE slack, or jump right in and start a discussion on the GitHub issues board.

Education & Training

The Education & Training working group is for those who are interested in regular discussions about education and training for RSEs. The goal of the group is to develop resources and strategies that support RSE education and training and contribute to the establishment of a more formal career path for RSEs. Thus far, we have begun describing the types of people who work as RSEs and their training needs. We are also working on defining the list of skills often needed by RSEs. Furthermore, we’ve begun to assemble a list of resources for the US-RSE community, including a growing list of useful training links. The group currently meets monthly via Zoom and welcomes all newcomers. If you would like to join the conversation, please join the #education-training channel on the US-RSE Slack.

Visit the Education & Training Working Group page for more details and a catalog of work products.


The Outreach working group aims to broaden the reach of the US-RSE Association and the understanding and recognition of RSE as a professional designation. To reach this goal, we plan to expand the US-RSE presence at conferences and workshops, engage with students earlier in their educational careers, and provide tools and resources that individual US-RSE members can easily use to spread the message and mission of the US-RSE Association. We welcome all who are interested in helping us with this goal. To get involved, visit the #wg-outreach channel on the US-RSE slack or contact the Outreach working group list.

Visit the Outreach Working Group page for more details and a catalog of work products.