Whitepaper #409 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: state of the profession; ground-based missions/projects; space-based missions/projects; research tools […]
A significant fraction of the effort spent developing Heliophysics analysis tools happens in the context of mission development. Funding agencies can encourage analysis tool development to look beyond the needs of the current mission to focus on creating or bolstering community-focused tools. This paper discusses ways to promote the growing trends that support community development.