As a volunteer endeavor, I want to do online survey and education research. I am not being paid for the work, and the research participants are also not being paid. Do I need to obtain IRB approval to conduct the research? To publish? What might the consequences be for not obtaining approval? If I'm not associated with any IRB, how would I get approval?
Does it matter what my job is if I do the research in my personal time?
What about a collaborator at a university who is helping as a volunteer researcher in their personal time?