Research Software Development
The UCL Research Software Development Team (RSDT)
was launched in Autumn 2012 as part of the Research IT Services Department
within the Information Services Division. This is a team of
professional software developers with particular expertise in designing,
constructing and maintaining software for academic research.
Our goal is to enhance UCL’s capacity to produce high quality scientific software, from the simplest scripts to complex simulations running on state of the art high performance computers. We do this by collaborating with researchers who are creating their own software.
Research teams preparing grants involving software development should consider bringing in the team as collaborators, costing programming effort from our developers into the grant.
We will be providing a termly call for free software development effort in line with UCL’s research priorities. The third such call is now open.
The team members are always happy, where time permits, to
consult, at no cost, with researchers on issues relating to computational
research, including support for computational grant submissions, help with
recruitment of research programmers, and to provide advice on thorny software
design or implementation questions.
We also provide a pilot service in Research Software Development Infrastructure. This will make available to those UCL researchers who create their own research software the tools they need to do so in a sustainable, professional manner.
will be making further announcements as we develop our services with regard to teaching and training.
We are excited and proud to work with the UCL research community in the creation and maintenance of readable, reliable and efficient scientific software.
Dr James Hetherington – Team Leader, UCL Research Software Development
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