RING at Université de Lorraine is an academic research team, mainly known for creating the Gocad software during the 90's. This group is currently funded by a Consortium of companies, universities and research institutes who want to advance the state of the art of subsurface modeling at basin and reservoir scales.

Consortium sponsors benefit from early access to RING research outputs through consortium papers, software and trainings. They can also host RING students during summer internships. Industrial sponsors participate to the Steering Committee, which discusses and prioritizes research projects.