Work with us

Our research software engineers (RSEs) can contribute to or enhance your research in a number of ways.

RSEs are fast becoming a central component in research excellence. The Data Innovation Research Institute has begun to build a research culture at Cardiff University that uses the expertise of RSEs to conduct and support innovative research.

An RSE will enable you to approach a research project in the most creative and rigorous manner that produces results that are robust and easily presentable.

RSEs produce high quality, well maintained, citable, software and applications to support research across all disciplines.

Benefits of using a research software engineer

  • RSEs have expertise in software development and high performance computing with a deep understanding of specific research areas that span the breadth of the university.
  • Data small or large is captured and processed cleanly, safely and professionally.
  • By working collaboratively with an RSE, your research scope and potential is explored and redefined to optimise research quality and standing.
  • Research is shared easily with others and the software can be reused or re-purposed for additional projects.
  • Software written for your research can contribute to the REF rating due to increased impact and reuse.
  • Research councils are increasingly asking for research software to be open and citable. Find out more about how software fits into EPSRC's data policy.

Collaborate with a research software engineer

You may already have code that our RSEs could speed up or make more secure, or you may have a project relying on complex data capture, data processing or analysis.


To explore how our team could help with your research project, please contact:

Clare O’Neill

Administrative Officer, Data Innovation Research Institute

+44 (0)29 2087 4549