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On 20 November the Netherlands Research Software Engineers (NL-RSE) community will hold the NL-RSE19 conference in the Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam. This one-day event will bring together research software engineers to discuss ways of building the community, best practices for research software development and other related topics. The event will be held at the same venue as the National eScience Symposium, which follows a day later on 21 November.

The importance of research software
The increasing use of data and digital technology in academia has gone in tandem with a strong growth in people who write and contribute to research software. Positions like data steward, information manager, research data officer, research software engineer, research supporter and other titles are increasingly recognized as intrinsic positions in the academic system.

Following great initiatives in the UK and Germany, NL-RSE19 will bring together the community of people writing and contributing to research software from Dutch universities, knowledge institutes, companies and other organizations. The aim is to share knowledge, to organize future meetings and to raise awareness for the scientific recognition of research software.

Who is it for?
The NL-RSE19 conference is intended for:
• Researchers who develop software for research purposes
• Software developers working in a research context
• People from any organization providing services to facilitate research software: tools makers, infrastructure providers, computing services, data centers, etc.
• Anyone with a stake in research software (funders, publishers, decision makers, etc).