Acknowledgements BioMérieux is the sole private sponsor of the Global-PPS. The Global-PPS is also funded by a personal Methusalem grant to Herman Goossens of the Flemish government. The funders have no role in study design, data collection, data analysis and data interpretation. Data are strictly confidential and stored anonymously at the coordinating centre of the University of Antwerp. Hundreds of healthcare professionals who are voluntarily collecting and submitting data globally Global-PPS participants who provided precious recommendations during the development of the “outpatient module” Dr. Ernestina Carla Repetto, MD, PhD, HOST (Hospital Outbreak Support Team) Iris, Infectious Diseases Service, University Hospital Clinics Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium.Dr. Boukary SANA, Pharm. D, MPH, Pharmacie Amirbouba, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.Dr. Anaïs Lauzon-Laurin, Medical Microbiology and Iinfetious Diseases specialist, CISSS de Lanaudière, Saint-Charles-Borromée, Québec, Canada.Dr. Larissa May, MD, MSPH, University of California Davis Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sacramento, California, United States.Dr. Mudji E’kitiak Junior, Vanga hospital, research department, Mission CBCO Vanga, DR Congo.Dr. Irma Korinteli, MD. PhD, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.Dr. Peter Zarb, Infection Control Unit, Health-Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.Dr. Philip Olayiwola Oshun, Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.Prof. Oyinlola Oduyebo, Dept of Med. Microbiology & Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.Prof. Shaheen Mehtar (retd), Stellenbosch University, Cape Town. Chair of IPC Technical Working Group of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AMR, Cape Town, South Africa.Dr. Heather Finlayson, Department Paediatrics and Child Health Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.Prof. Mounerou SALOU, Service des laboratoires CHU Campus/ Université de Lomé, Togo.Dr. Nyasenu Tufa Yawo, Pharmacien biologiste spécialiste de bactériologie virologie, Lomé, Togo.Tu Nguyen Thi Cam, MSc., PhD student of University of Oxford, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hanoi, Vietnam. Network coordinators who provided recommendations during the development of the optional “HAI module” for the Global-PPS Dr. Charles Frenette, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Aalaa Afdal, Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Rational Drug Use department, Hospital Pharmacy Administration, Cairo, Egypt.Dr. Peter Zarb, Infection Control Unit, Health-Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.Dr. Chukwuma Umeokonkwo, Department of Community Medicine, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.Prof. Svetlana Rachina, Russian Friendship University, Moscow, Russian Federation.Dr. Biljana Carevic, hospital epidemiologist, Clinical center of Serbia, Belgrade, SerbiaDr. Marimuthu Kalisvar, HAI surveillance unit, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore. People who voluntarily helped us with translation of protocol and data collection templates. Translated versions have been critically revised.For the translation into Spanish:Dr. Pilar Retamar, Infectous Diseases Consultant, ID and CM Department, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville, SpainProfessor Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, SpainDr. Martin Hojman, Clinica de los Virreyes and Hospital “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDra. Norma Hernández Guerrero, bioMérieux México | Director Medical Affairs LATAMJuan Pablo Rodríguez Ruiz, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium.For the translation into French:Professor Vincent Jarlier, Laboratoire de Bactériologie- Hygiène, Pitié-Salpêtrière – Charles Foix Hospital, Paris, FranceStéphanie Le Page, bioMérieux, Global Medical Affairs, Medical and Scientific Advisor, FranceFor the translation into Serbian:Professor Ljubica Pejakov, anesthesiologist and pharmacologist, Clinical Centre of MontenegroAssociate Professor Natasa-Duborija Kovacevic, pharmacologist, Schoolof Medicine, University of MontenegroDr. Goran Mandic, paediatrician, Institute for Children Diseases, Clinical Centre of MontenegroProfessor Bogdanka Andric, infectiologist, Clinical Centre of MontenegroAssociate Professor Gordana Mijovic, microbiologist, Institute of Public Health of MontenegroFor the translation into Russian:Baktygul Kambaralieva, CitiHope International, Bishkek, KyrgyzstanSvetlana Rachina, Russian Friendship University, Moscow, RussiaFor the translation into Japanese:Dr. Yoshiaki Gu, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, JapanFor the translation into Portuguese:Dr. Ana Cristina Gales, Division of Infectious Diseases, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP/EPM (Escola Paulista de Medicina), São Paulo, BrazilDr. Ana Paula Matos Porto, PHD student at University of São Paulo, BrazilFor the translation into Persian:Shohreh Rezaei MD, MPH, Bioethic subdiscipline, English Editor of Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, IranJafar Soltani, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, IranFor the translation into Arabic:Aalaa Afdal, Infectious diseases Pharmacist, National Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs, MOH, EgyptDr. Mushira A. Enani, Infectious Diseases Consultant & Medical Director at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaFor the translation into Vietnamese:Minh Nguyen Ngoc, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium.Tu Nguyen Thi Cam, MSc., PhD student of University of Oxford, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hanoi, VietnamKhanh Nguyen Hong, BPharm, MSc., Clinical Research Coordinator, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hanoi, Vietnam Other people to thank Leandra Reijsmeijer and David De Pooter, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium for the current website maintenance.Anna Ivanova, Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BIOSTAT), University of Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium, for programming the feedback report using The R Project for Statistical Computing.Nico Drapier and Jimmy Keustermans, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium for the development and maintenance of the online GLOBAL-PPS programme, a freely available web-based application for data-entry, validation and reporting.