The OpenIFS programme at Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) provides academic and research institutions with an easy-to-use version of the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System model (OpenIFS model), the single column model (SCM) and the offline-surface model (OSM). The OpenIFS model provides the full forecast capability of IFS, supporting software and documentation but without the data assimilation system. OpenIFS has a support team at ECMWF for technical assistance but limited resources for detailed scientific assistance.