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INTACT Software Library

INTACT Software Library is a software hosting platform with a comprehensive set of services for installing and validating software installations needed for long-term readability of data. The software is hosted in Intact Digital private data centres and accessed remotely through secure virtual desktops.

Digital obsolescence: Is your research data at risk?
16 August 2021
Select Science Editorial Article:
Interview with Natasa Milic-Frayling (Intact Digital) and Cate Ovington (SelectScience).

Join our pilot program

Our Legacy Software Care pilot program is for those who seek a principled, risk-based approach to managing legacy software to ensure digital data integrity and regulatory compliance.

INTACT Software Library is designed to address key challenges that businesses face due to technology obsolescence. We work with you to ensure that the hosted software and its remote access fully support use scenarios and documentation requirements.


Protect your investment in software technologies and valuable data


Validate and transfer knowledge through re-producible analyses of data  


Meet regulatory requirements for retention and readability of data


Support effective use of past data and analyses to enable innovation

Software Installation Process

Our proven processes and techniques enable secure and reliable use of unsupported software.  Our technical experts

1. Identify your software requirements and optimal way to install and maintain it

2. Document installation, validation and usage to adhere to regulations and industry standards

3. Test and maintain installations during ongoing use.  

Adding new installations to your Software Library involves four stages.  

1. Software is installed within securely managed virtual machines.
2. Virtual desktops provide secure remote access to software and data.
3. Software installation is validated and data analyses is reliably reproduced.
4. Virtual environments and software installations are monitored and maintained.  


Software applications are installed within securely managed virtual machines.


Virtual desktops provide secure remote access to software and data.


Software installations are validated and data analyses  are reliably reproduced.


Virtual environments and software installations are monitored and maintained.

Software Library Components

Software Library supports the use of software installations with easy access to software installation files, software documentation, and records of software use. It includes the Management Portal, Library Portal and Digital Vault.

Featured event: European Bioanalysis Forum (EBF) 13th Open Symposium
17-20 November 2020
Poster: Long-term readability of data: Legacy software virtualization case-study.
EBF Open Symposium, 19 November  2020, 16:00-17:30 CET.

Together they support a number of use scenarios, including a systematic and principled approach to system decommissioning and full compliance with regulations related to the retention and long-term readability of data.  Data from digital archives and project repositories can be safely transferred to the Software Library for use with secure software installations and removed upon the task completion.

Management Portal

The management portal includes detailed records of software technologies included in the Software Library, user account information, license information, and regular service and usage reports.

Screenshot of the Software Library Management Portal.
Screenshot of INTACT Software Library Management Portal

Library Portal

The library portal hosts customized digital desktops for completion of specific user tasks using the virtualized software technologies.

Screenshot of a Virtual Desktop hosting Windows XP Operating System (2001) and Analyst 1.4.2, ScieX (2006)
Screenshot of Software Library Portal

Digital Vault

The vault stores software technology files, installers, system and user documentation, installation documents created during the virtualization process and installation images of the virtualized software.

Screenshot of a Digital Vault including documentation and release notes of Analyst 1.4.2, ScieX (2006)
Screenshot of Digital Vault
INTACT Software Library & GxP Compliance

Software Library supports use scenarios across industry sectors where digital content and programs produce lasting value and are essential for knowledge transfer and validation.

In Bioanalysis, Software Library is used by labs to comply with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ensure readability of raw data stored in e-Archives. Software Library contains specialized applications that are required during GLP audits to reproduce data analyses from research studies conducted as much as ten or more years earlier. The software installations are validated and approved for study reproducibility and maintained for long-term use.

Learn how INTACT Software Library can help your organization meet GxP compliance

INTACT Software Library Subscription

We offer flexible subscription plans to meet your long-term needs

Your INTACT Software Library expands over time as software technologies become obsolete

Easily add new software, enrol new users, and specify access privileges.

Begin planning

List software applications that are needed for long-term use
Determine requirements and dependencies on other software
Identify licenses and consider the terms of your software use
Determine the number of users who will use INTACT Software Library.

We can help

We offer free initial consultations with an INTACT Software Library demo and provide free trial accounts on request.
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