Information Services Division


Research Software Development Governance Group



Terms of Reference



Contacting the RSDG


The Research Software Development Governance Group (RSDGG) is accountable to the RIISG.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the Group are as follows:

  • To set policy and define strategy for Research Software Development in UCL
  • To scrutinise and review the decisions and actions of the RSD Executive and RSD Team
  • To provide periodic reports on the above and any other matters arising, to RIISG


The Group comprises UCL senior academic staff with leadership roles in computational research:

NameInstitution or Role
Peter Coveney (Chair)Head of Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network
Simon ArridgeDept of Computer Science
Scott WoodleyDept of Chemistry
Matt Clarkson

Dept of Med Phys & Biomedical Eng,

Chair of Research Software Development Resource Allocation Group

Kai LuoChair of Energy Systems, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Erik BurmanDept of Mathematics
John Shawe-TaylorDept of Computer Science
Melissa TerrasDirector, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
James Hetherington (ex Officio)Head of Research Software Development, ISD
Clare Gryce (ex Officio)Head of Research Computing Services, ISD


Frequency and Format

The group will meet once a quarter for two hours.

Meeting support provided by ISD.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Group meetings are available below.

Contacting the RSD Group

In the first instance, all queries should be addressed to Dr James Hetherington, Head of Research Software Development, email j.hetherington@ucl.ac.uk.

Alternatively, the Chair, Peter Coveney, may be contacted at p.v.coveney AT ucl.ac.uk.