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References to other items in Figshare are not tracked

I discovered this by accident today but I think it's important.

A dataset in figshare.com references a dataset (also on figshare.com) but tis relationship is not tracked on dataset being referenced (no citation count, no referenced by... etc.)


Making this relationship more formal and more than a one-way hyperlink would be beneficial: for authors to show use and reuse of their work and for users looking for similar data sets.


I found this "citation" indirectly through a Google search.

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Hi Megan, 


More formal relationship tracking and association is in plan for our V1 of custom metadata changes planned to begin at the backend of this year. I'd expect to start seeing results in Q1 2020


Chris


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