The multidisciplinary Research and EBP Advisory Committee provides oversight for research activities within the hospital, including the establishment and evaluation of policies, procedures and processes related to research, the facilitation of research and its dissemination.  The committee is composed of representatives from departments with vested interest in research as well as participants from local colleges and universities.  Committee members provide review and approval of studies, oversight of grant programs to promote research and annually recognize a nurse who led either an outstanding nursing research study or an evidence-based project through the Excellence in Research/EBP Award as part of the annual Nurses' week awards.