I’ve recently presented a poster about reuse metrics for data and software at the RDA 13th Plenary Meeting. Often reuse of research resources is measured by citation counts. Existing services mostly track the usage of research data / software related DOIs in the reference section of publications, which covers only a fraction of real data / software use cases as data and software citations tend to be quite idiosyncratic.
I would like to share my poster with you as it demonstrates that the general existence of PIDs for data and software is nice and important, but the benefits of PIDs cannot come to their full potential as long as the identifiers are not (yet) broadly used.
van de Sandt, Stephanie. (2019). The Mysterious Case of Research Data Reuse - or a series of unfortunate measurements. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2621239