Welcome to the site of the Software Engineering Initiative of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

We founded the DLR Software Engineering Initiative to support researchers to develop sustainable software. A task, which is not easy, especially if you are not a trained software developer.

On this site, we share the activities which are part of the initiative to support the general discussion about good software development practice in research. An overview of the initiative in total as well as more detailed information about some activities can be found in the references section. In the guidelines section, you can find the list of recommendations that we have developed to support DLR researchers. If you have any feedback for us, please let us know!

The DLR Software Engineering Initiative is related to the Research Software Engineers (RSE) movement. The RSE movement campaigns for the adoption of software engineering practices in research and the recognition of the RSE role in academia.

The RSE movement started in the United Kingdom. In Germany, the de-RSE community is supporting this movement.