The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence is an academic research network funded by the European Union Framework Programme 7 (FP7), focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of Violent Online Political Extremism and responses to it. The aim of VOX-Pol is the comprehensive exploration of the many varieties of Violent Online Political Extremism, its societal impacts, and responses to it. To this end, project partners combine complementary expertise from a range of disciplines (e.g. Communications, Computer Science, Criminology, Ethics, International Relations, Politics).