EPIC Scotland, funded by the Scottish government, is the Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks working at the forefront of animal epidemiology research. With a focus on exotic and emerging diseases of cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry, EPIC fosters a collaborative environment where experts from diverse fields such as veterinary medicine, epidemiology, genetics, physics, mathematics, social science, economics, and other disciplines, come together to respond to policy-relevant questions.
The EPIC Scotland consortium boasts participation from prominent Scottish research institutions, where around 50 researchers, whether full-time or part-time, are collectively devoted to advancing our understanding of animal health and disease prevention.
The areas addressed by the EPIC researchers are:
This website provides scientists with the opportunity to tap into EPIC's expertise, offering access to:
- A collection of scientific publications available on the EPIC site, indexed and searchable, making it easier for researchers to discover relevant work in their field of interest
- Research briefs to ensure EPIC’s findings are readily accessible to a diverse audience
- Posters to make complex information more accessible and engaging
- A historical record of Conference presentations, contributing to the dissemination of knowledge within the scientific and academic community