Rinze Benedictus works as a staff advisor at the University Medical Center Utrecht and he is involved in the Science in Transition initiative, that added greatly to the debate about quality, reproducibility and relevance of scientific research. Benedictus was trained a biologist, and after working as a science journalist, is now active in science policy and management. At the UMC Utrecht he is developing and implementing new incentives and rewards for researchers. He is also doing PhD research about the formative effects of these new incentives and rewards at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.