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Research Software Development Executive


Terms of Reference
Contacting the Executive
Minutes of Meetings


The Research Software Development Executive is accountable to the Research Software Development Board

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Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the Executive are as follows:

  • To allocate the resources of the research software development team
  • To make interim policy and strategy decisions regarding Research Software Development subject to review by the board
  • To review and select proposals for projects for Research Software Development Team collaboration
  • To provide periodic reports on the above and any other matters arising, to the RSD Board or the RIISG as required.

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The Executive comprises UCL academic staff and senior research staff with expertise in computational research:

Name Department or Institution
Andrew Smith (Chair) UCL Energy Institute
Felipe Abdalla Astrophysics
Ben Waugh
Michail Stamatakis
Chemical Engineering
Miguel Bernabeu Llinares
CoMPLEx and Centre for Computational Science
Andrew Martin
Structural and Molecular Biology
Timo Betcke
Matt Clarkson
Centre for Medical Image Computing
Earl Barr
Computer Science
James Hetherington
Research Software Development Team Leader

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Meeting Frequency and Format

The group will meet once a month for two hours on a date to allow sufficient subsequent progress against actions, so providing meaningful input to the termly Research Software Development Board meeting.

Secretarial support will be provided by ISD (Ms Rabina Choudhry).

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Contacting the RSD Executive

In the first instance, all queries should be addressed to Dr James Hetherington, Research Software Development Team Leader, email j.hetherington AT

Alternatively, the Chair, Andrew Smith, may be contacted at andrew.smith AT

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Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Executive meetings will be made available here.

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