2023 Annual Conference - 24th April, Nottingham

Monday 24th April 2023 saw the second edition of the RSE Midlands conference. This year was hosted by the Digital Research Service at the University of Nottingham’s beautiful University Park Campus, and sponsored by Health Data Research UK and by the Society of Research Software Engineering.

This year’s conference was a chance to build community, meet new and old friends, and learn more about the incredible breadth of skills RSEs in the Midlands possess.

The morning had a focus on RSEs in Health Data (applicable to all RSEs, not just those working in that field), with the afternoon on more general topics.

Below you will find the arrangements for the day. Please look out for a blog post in the near future, summarising the day and looking forward to the next one!


9:30 Arrivals
10:00 Welcome from Nottingham (Sam Cox)
RSEs in Health Data
10:30 Krishna Gokhale (HDR and Birmingham) - ‘Dexter - platform for Automated Epidemiology’
11:15 Refreshment break
11:30 Tom Giles (Nottingham) - ‘Building an Open Ecosystem for Data Discovery though Academic and Industrial Collaboration’
12:15 Round table
12:30 Photo
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Adam Seed (ENSEK) - ‘ENSEK - An Enterprise SaaS company’
14:15 Lightning talks
14:45 Refreshments
15:00 Round table
15:30 Wrap up
16:00 Close

We’d love to see you then. Book at https://pretix.eu/rsemidlands/2023/.

Thank you to all our wonderful lightning talk volunteers!

We don’t want finances to be a barrier to any attendees, and so the Society of Research Software Engineering has generously offered support with any travel expenses. Speak to us if you would like to take advantage of this help.

Location and travel


The conference was be held in Room E06, Monica Partridge Building, University Park Campus. This is on the top floor. Stairs and lifts are available, and the building is fully accessible.

Google Maps


The University provides information for travel to University Park Campus: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/about/visitorinformation/mapsanddirections/universityparkcampus.aspx


If you’re travelling by train, travel to Nottingham Rail Station, and then grab a tram (heading to Toton Lane). Trams depart from the tram stop above the rail station, accessible from both the main rail station entrance and from the pedestrian bridge connecting platforms. Alight at “University of Nottingham” after approximately 10 minutes. The venue is a 10-15 minute walk (uphill, sorry!).


If travelling by car, the closest public (pay and display) car park is here, a few minutes’ walk from the venue. You might also want to consider using the Park and Ride at Toton Lane (close to the M1). This provides free parking, and a frequent (not free) tram to University of Nottingham.