عنوان مقاله [English]
The field of life sciences is one of the most important fields related to issues affecting life, including pharmacy, therapeutic fields, and related technologies with direct and indirect effects on human health. The purpose of this article is to identify strategies for the development of life sciences and technologies in Iran. The main questions in this paper are determining the situation of Iran in life sciences, analyzing the potential of Iran, and proposing effective strategies for developing life sciences in Iran. According to the research methodology, this research can be classified in terms of interpretive paradigm, type of applied goal, descriptive research method, combined approach or quantitative-qualitative, collection of library and field information. Whereas policy-making and the presentation of strategic plans for this area require an understanding of the current state of the country and its future needs; In the first part of this article, the position of life sciences in Iran, the target population, and the factors affecting these sciences are determined based on field studies and completed questionnaires. Then, by examining the strengths and weaknesses along with the opportunities and threats in the SWOT analysis, appropriate strategies are presented. In the following, the responsible institutions will be determined and their role for the implementation of these strategies are determined based on the principles of institutional mapping. Besides, the priority of each strategy has been determined using experts’ knowledge and the analytic network process method.