Peter Robinson from Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, received the prestigious European Rare Disease Organization (EURODIS) Scientific Award on “Rare Disease Day”, February 23, 2016. EURODIS is a non-governmental organization that provides an alliance for patients with rare diseases in Europe and beyond. This Scientific Award recognizes his scientific excellence and his support of the patient community through the work he does with the Human Phenotype Ontology and the Monarch Initiative, the world’s largest gene-phenotype knowledgebase. Dr. Robinson attended the award ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, where he received the award from the distinguished guest, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium. Only 8 awards are given, and there were 350 nominations this year. We at Monarch could not be more proud!