RSE Leaders Meeting & Dinner – Monday 5th September 2022

We’re organising a colocated RSE Leaders meeting on Monday 5th September in Newcastle with Mark Turner, Head of Research Software Engineering at Newcastle hosting us at the Catalyst Building. 

For the first time at our annual conference, we’re really excited to invite you to a Leaders Dinner that evening in a rooftop restaurant, the SIX restaurant at the Baltic Art Gallery with 360 degree panoramic views of Newcastle and the River Tyne. 

The meeting will be a relaxed unconference style where anyone can suggest discussion topics during the lead up to the meeting and we will vote on the day which discussions go ahead. You can also ask for a presentation on a particular topic and we will try to find a leader who has experience in that area to give a short presentation. Maybe you’d like to know how a few leaders manage their teams projects and budgets? Would you like to see the software they’ve created or adapted? Or examples of grant writing – successful or otherwise! Let me (Claire) know in the sign up form or directly by email.  

We’ve got plenty of places so feel free to bring more than one representative from each group. This meeting, refreshments, lunch and dinner is completely free to all participants and is funded partly by the Society and partly from our conference sponsors. 

To join:

  1. Let us know you’re coming to the meeting 
  2. Reserve your place at the Leaders Dinner 
  3. Tell us your dietary requirements
  4. Suggest discussion topics or presentations 

Do all the above in this quick form asap to reserve your place!

5. Complete this slide by the 8th August. The idea is that other leaders can read about you and your group before meeting up on the 5th AND we’re planning a one minute max introduction depending on how many leaders attend. 

Draft Schedule

11:30am – Arrival and Welcome 

11:40am – Introductions (1 min each max if we can fit it in!)

Session 1 – Unconference planning for afternoon sessions

12:30 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch at the Catalyst Building, Newcastle University and voting on the afternoon sessions.

14:00 – Discussion Sessions with a refreshment break at 15:30

Possible topics*


Grant writing

Persuading your senior management to invest/underwrite your team

Project management/managing your team

17:30 – End of Meeting

17:30 – 19:00 – Time to check into your hotel and make your way to the SIX Restaurant at the Baltic Art Gallery. 

19:00 – Drinks Reception followed by Dinner, at the SIX restaurant at the Baltic Art Gallery

*If you think of more possible discussion topics or presentation topics after you’ve registered, please email them directly to me, Claire Wyatt, c.wyatt at

Trusted Research Environments meeting – Monday 5th September 2022

This meeting is aimed at RSEs interested in how Trusted Research Environments (TREs) are being run, developed, and standardised. This includes running TRE infrastructure on-prem or in a cloud, the design of workspaces and workflows in TREs, and improving collaboration across TREs.

The aim is to get to know others working in this space, to be a starting point for working together and sharing knowledge, and to organise follow-up meetings (in-person or online).

This is an in-person satellite event on Monday 5th September 2022, the day before the RSE Conference 2022, at the University of Newcastle.

The provisional plan is to have a morning session from 09:30-11:30 to avoid a clash with the RSE leaders meeting.

Following this, in the afternoon there will be a more informal session for general discussions.

Please sign up for this event at:

Any suggestions of what you’d like to talk about are welcome. If you have any questions please email Simon Li ([email protected]).

HPC and RSE Workshop – ExCALIBUR RSEs meet HPC Champions – Friday 9th September 2022

For details of this event please see and to register go to