Preparedness and policyWorking closely with policymakers and other stakeholders to strengthen animal health in Scotland
Research at the science-policy interface
EPIC’s research focuses on providing timely advice to policymakers and the wider industry to understand Scotland's livestock sector and the global risk of a disease incursion.
EPIC has dedicated translational scientists who enable communication between EPIC's multi-disciplinary team and policymakers, while also conducting research on strategies to enhance the effectiveness of science-policy engagement.
EPIC uses One Health approaches and engages with external agencies to address issues at the interface of human, animal and environmental health.
Data management and pipelining
EPIC’s dedicated data team works closely with data providers to provide researchers with detailed data on Scotland’s livestock and the environment. EPIC embraces data pipelining approaches to improve data processing and transparency.
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EPIC veterinary risk assessment: wild bird carcass collection in the event of mass mortality due to suspected highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)