Researchers have new responsibilities towards their research data. Funding bodies increasingly mandate open access to research data, as outputs of their investment; governments internationally demand transparency in research; the economic climate requires greater re-use of valuable data; and fear of data loss calls for more robust information security practices. Journal publishers more and more require submission of the data underpinning peer-reviewed publications. All this means that researchers need to improve, enhance and professionalise their research data management skills to meet the challenge of producing high quality research assets with long-term validity, that can be shared and used for new research. This book aims to give researchers of the wider social and economic sciences the skill-set of research data management techniques required in today's advancing research environment. The authors have for more than a decade been at the vanguard of providing expertise and guidance to researchers in producing high quality shareable research data for long-term use.