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About the organizers

The Research Software Alliance (ReSA) is an international community of professionals whose mission is to “bring research software communities together to collaborate on the advancement of the research software ecosystem.” Together, they ensure that “research software and those who develop and maintain it are recognized and valued as fundamental and vital to researchers worldwide.”

The Netherlands eScience Center is a research organization that since 2012 has been uniquely positioned as an independent foundation, financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Dutch organization for IT in education and research (SURF). It is the national centre with the digital skills to create innovative software solutions in academic software. The core activities of the eScience Center are carried out by Research Software Engineers (RSEs) who are high-end, university-level specialists who do two things: they do research using digital technologies and methodologies, and they engineer software.

Advisory committee


Director, Research Software Alliance (ReSA)


Director and Principal Investigator, Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK


Senior Policy Advisor, Open Science, Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Joris van Eijnatten

General Director, The Netherlands eScience Center


Chief Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois, USA

Organizing committee (Netherlands eScience Center)

Valentina Azzarà

Section Head, Social Sciences & Humanities

Tom Bakker

Policy Advisor

Sacha van Breugel

Event Manager

Joris van Eijnatten

General Director, The Netherlands eScience Center

Carlos Martinez Ortiz

Scientific Community Manager, Natural Sciences & Engineering

Veronica Pang

Communications Advisor