CMIP6 Community Survey

The WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM), the CMIP Panel and the WGCM Infrastructure Panel (WIP) would like to thank all those who responded to the “CMIP Community next steps survey” providing in-depth, insightful, and honest feedback that will help support the development of future phases of CMIP.

A total of 318 responses were submitted and a first stage analysis has now been completed by the CMIP International Project Office (CMIP-IPO). An overview of survey respondents is now published on Zenodo. The CMIP Panel and WIP are now reviewing all the available analysis to determine and design the further engagement required to delve more deeply into the key points raised and engage groups that were underrepresented in the survey respondent group. This process will guide the definition of the next phase and potential future structure and governance of CMIP.

If you missed the opportunity to contribute to the survey and have feedback on CMIP6 and how you see a future CMIP, please contact the CMIP International Project Office at  with ‘CMIP feedback’ as the subject line.

Original call: 

The WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) and the CMIP Panel are already working hard in preparation for the next phase of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Specifically, we need to hear from everyone their views on the positive aspects and challenges they faced in CMIP6, and how they would like to see future phases of CMIP structured and delivered.

For that, we are inviting the community to take part in the “CMIP Community next steps survey”.  It is your chance to help us shape the future of CMIP!

The CMIP survey is now closed.

PDF document with all survey questions is available but responses must be submitted via the SurveyMonkey link above.

In responding to this survey, we ask for your name and email address but the analysis of the survey will be anonymised. The WCRP Secretariat will have all the data and will pass only anonymised data to the Analysis Team. We are asking you to provide your name and email address in case we need specific clarifications on any of your answers. The WCRP Secretariat will only pass your contact details onto the Analysis Team with your express permission. More details regarding the Privacy Policy for this survey can be found below.

We strongly encourage you to share this survey as broadly as you can. We are in particular very keen to have responses from users of the data, from the academic and policy-making world.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Nico Caltabiano () in the WCRP Secretariat.

Deadline for completing the survey is extended to 14th March 2022.

Thanks for helping us in making CMIP better!

Privacy Policy

  1. Overview
    The following gives an overview of what happens to your personal information when you respond to our survey.
  2. Who is responsible for the data collection in this survey?
    The data collected in this survey is processed by the WCRP Secretariat. The WCRP Secretariat’s e-mail address is given below.
  3. How do we collect your data?
    The data is collected when you complete the “CMIP Community next steps survey”.
  4. How is my data kept confidential?
    We collect the information you share with us by responding to this survey. This information will be kept confidential by the WCRP Secretariat. Your name and contact details will not be shared with the Survey Analysis Team. No information about you from the survey, including your written answers, will be linked to your name in any publication derived from this survey and you will never be personally identified.
  5. Will your information be shared with anyone?
    In case the Survey Analysis Team requires clarification on any specific responses, the WCRP Secretariat will contact you and your details will be shared with that team only after your express consent is given.
    Your personal data will be processed and retained only for the purpose for which it was collected. Personal data will not be published, sold or made available for general access or to third parties.
  6. What rights do you have regarding your data?
    You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the e-mail address given below if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection.
  7. How long is my data kept?
    The data collected by the WCRP Secretariat is stored for as long as is necessary for the analysis of the survey. However, your data is automatically deleted after a period of 24 months at the latest.
  8. Contact information
    If you have any requests, concerns or questions regarding this notice, please contact 
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