Dstl launches repository on violent extremism

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has launched a Violent Extremism Research and Evidence (VERE) repository integrated into the Radicalisation Research website. Developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) on behalf of a NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Research Task Group, the VERE repository comprises empirical, scientific, evidence-based materials, which will make it easier to access information to understand violent and radical extremists. VERE includes the latest research and gives policy makers, researchers, practitioners and specialist journalists easy access to literature, data and tools on violent extremism. Dr Sarah Knight, a senior principal psychologist at Dstl, said: "We are delighted to launch the new VERE repository, which provides researchers, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, and anyone whose work utilises concepts such as radicalisation, fundamentalism or extremism, with easy access to high-quality materials (including academic research and other grey literature) on these controversial issues." Eric Laenen, Executive Officer, Human Factors and Medicine Panel, Collaboration Support Office (CSO) of NATO STO said: "I have recently looked at the VERE NATO/Dstl Repository and my first reaction is ‘it looks amazing’. It is easy to find all the categories - I like the allocations of the subjects and I was also pleasantly surprised about the amount of different articles - a job well done." Image by Pexels from Pixabay


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