Whitepaper #156 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: other programmatic; research tools and infrastructure.
Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data are essential to heliophysics, indeed all scientific research. We make recommendations intended to prioritize resources needed to satisfy FAIR data principles, treating them as a fundamental research infrastructure, rather than a simple research product.