On behalf of a joint Scottish Government/Industry Working Group, ScotEID co‐ordinates research funded by Scottish Government into the feasibility of multi species tracing systems and livestock EID within Scotland.

Cattle EIDIn order to inform policy with regard to the possible implementation of voluntary bovine EID as part of European legislation ScotEID have published the following research papers.
Multi-species Traceability
Sheep EIDAs part of the ScotEID's work to identify practical and affordable EID systems to comply with European regulations intended to improve livestock traceability specifically the “EID regulation”  Council Regulation EC 21/2004 and its accompanying “implementing regs” EC 1505/2006, and subsequent amendments, the following research papers have been published.